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Binnom-Williams: "We've always stuck together."

15 December 2017

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Defender Jerome Binnom-Williams has hailed the togetherness of the Spireites side, as they travel to Wycombe Wanderers this Saturday with their sights firmly set on continuing their fantastic unbeaten run.

Chesterfield came from a goal down to defeat Barnet last weekend and keep the momentum going as the team fought right to the end. Binnom-Williams said: "Obviously going 1-0 down - it's a bit hard in this league to just get back and start scoring goals. The position that we're in, a lot of teams will try and score goals against us and then try and sit back."

However, the left back praised the effort of the team to get back into the game and go on and win. "As a team we dug deep - we came in at half time and had a little chat and then came out and made sure that we at least got a goal. Then in the end quality from Ian Evatt to Robbie [Weir] and a great finish in the last minute," Binnom-Williams assessed.

The win over Barnet meant the Spireites climbed out of the relegation zone, climbing up to 21st in Sky Bet League Two. As a result, confidence in the camp is currently high, but Binnom-Williams claims the squad have always had what it takes to get out of the position they found themselves in. "Even when we were at the bottom we've always stuck together.

"We've always been confident that we should be higher up but now we're off the bottom and we're up in the league a bit it does make us feel more confident. But we have to keep a level head because you never know in this league. One day you're up there then the next thing you're back down there," he commented.

Going into this weekend's match with Wycombe, the Spireites are on a run of six unbeaten games but Binnom-Williams says that manager Jack Lester is trying to keep the players’ feet firmly on the ground.

"The gaffer has told us we're still not where we're supposed to be at and we can all still kick on as a team. It doesn't matter how old you are; we all want to do well as a team.

"He's done well; he's put more confidence in some players that didn't have confidence before. He's behind us and he can see we've still got that extra yard in us to push our fitness even more," he stated.
Binnom-Williams meanwhile took time to praise the fans who have really given the team new belief in recent weeks. "The fans have been brilliant the last couple of weeks, even away," he noted.

"They've just been behind us and making sure that they have belief in us now and that puts more confidence in some players. We love playing at home, the fans will always be behind us. Getting that late goal and hearing the cheers is just a good feeling but we just need to keep it up and stay grounded," he expressed.

The club have had to overcome many difficulties this season, and one in the past week has been that of the goalkeeping department. The retirement of Tommy Lee and an injury to Joe Anyon forced the Spireites into signing an emergency loan goalkeeper. Cameron Dawson made his debut against Barnet and Binnom-Williams talked through the Spireites latest addition. "He's a good goalkeeper, he's come from a good club," he revealed.

"In a few more games we will understand each other more. Obviously it was the first game so we don't really know his positioning yet but in a few more games, we'll be confident and Cameron will be coming out, catching everything.”

Binnom-Williams also spoke about his own game and how he overcame his early season injury troubles. "At the start the first 90 minutes I played it was a bit hard for me because obviously I hadn't played for four months.

"I'm getting my fitness now. I feel like I've still got another gear in me, two gears to push and it's not just me that believes in that. It's the gaffer that's helping me and making sure I work hard every day. I'm not far behind but I'm still trying to get my match fitness," he explained.

The 22-year-old concluded by looking ahead to this weekend's match at Adams Park. "We're confident that we can go anywhere and pick up three points. We play really good football so I think the boys are confident and we're ready to go there," Binnom-Williams added.

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