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Reed: "The standard of training has gone up another notch."

25 August 2017

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Louis Reed believes that the Spireites’ display against Port Vale, proves that they have what it takes to build on the victory this weekend, when the Blues take on Newport County.

Reed picked up the Man of the Match award following the 2-0 win, and spoke of the effect the result had on the squad.

The Sheffield United loanee said: “I think last week’s result was what the lads have been waiting for, and now our first win has come, we’ve proven what we can do and we need to push on from here.

“We were relieved, in the second half we came under quite a bit of pressure, but we dealt with it and did really well so I’m happy with that.

“When we came in after the win, everyone was really happy, the standard of training has gone up another notch.”

And the 20-year old praised the squad for the welcome he has received since his arrival at the Proact Stadium and how it has helped him adapt to League Two football.

“The lads have been really welcoming,” the midfielder said. “As have the manager and his backroom staff.

“It helped knowing a few lads from before but the ones that I didn’t know have made me feel really welcome.

“There’s a lot of experience in this side, you look at the amount of games the likes of Sam Hird and Ian Evatt have got, they’re constantly giving me little pointers that can help my game.

“I think I’ve put my foot in when I’ve needed to, but it’s about being clever, knowing when to go into tackles and when to keep yourself out of them, but these are all things that I’m going to learn while playing here.

“The manager has brought out another side of my game, when I was at Sheffield United I tended to play a deeper role but he’s told me that he wants me to get involved higher up the pitch, I’m just happy to be playing.”

Reed and his team mates are now fully focused on tomorrow’s fixture in South Wales, which will provide a stern test for the Spireites.

The Exiles have acquired 5 points from their opening three league fixtures, including an impressive 1-0 away win at promotion hopefuls Coventry City.

Reed added: “We know Newport are going to be a threat, Coventry are a big side in this division so for Newport to get points playing against them is huge, but I think if we stick to our guns and play like we did on Saturday we’ll be fine.”

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