Chesterfield midfielder Louis Reed has called for his team mates to turn their fortunes around, when Colchester United visit the Proact on Saturday.
Reed was part of the depleted Spireites side that lost 2-0 at home to Crewe Alexandra yesterday, a match that leaves Town in 23rd position in Sky Bet League Two heading into the clash with John McGreal’s men.
Speaking exclusively to iFollow, Reed said: “There’s a few of the lads out injured and it’s always difficult when new lads are coming in, especially when the team’s been settled and the lads are getting to know each other better, but we can’t use that as an excuse.
“The first half was nowhere where we should be and hopefully we can put it right on Saturday.
“I think we’ve got to look for a reaction, they’ll be asking for energy and desire and I still think there’s more that we can give, if we put that right on Saturday we’ll run all over them.”
Town’s loss yesterday, was their third consecutive league defeat and the England U20 international provided an honest assessment of Spireites’ performance.
He said: “It was a sloppy start; in the first half we were nowhere near where we should be.
“After the first ten minutes we were on top but the two goals have killed us, the second half reaction was a lot better but it was still nowhere near where we needed to be.”
Despite results not having gone the way he would have wanted in the last fortnight, Reed maintains that he’s enjoying his time at the Proact.
The midfielder signed on loan from Sheffield United in the summer and he’s been a regular in the starting XI since that time.
“I’m really enjoying my time and working with the gaffer [Jack Lester], Tommy [Wright] and Nicky [Eaden].
“It’s really improving my game and I think I’m getting better week by week; it’d be nice if the results started coming with it.
Meanwhile, Reed also spoke of his delight at the arrival of Jake Eastwood on an emergency loan from the Blades.
The goalkeeper joined last Thursday and Reed believes his friend will be a good signing in the long run for the Spireites.
“I think it’s a great signing,” Reed added. “When he rang me to tell me he was signing I was really happy for him.
“He needs to be playing first team football and I think he’s handled it well since coming in.”