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Eastwood Reflects on First Clean Sheet

31 December 2017

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On-loan goalkeeper, Jake Eastwood, made two vital saves in Chesterfield’s 0-0 draw with Colchester United on Saturday.

The result put an end to three straight league defeats and elevated the Spireites out of the relegation zone and Eastwood believes the Spireites were unfortunate to not claim all three points.

He said: “I thought the lads did a great job today, obviously the defence were very good and didn’t give the opposition many opportunities.” He continued: “I think we could have won the game as well.”

So did he see the result as two points dropped rather than a point gained?

“I think it’s a bit of both really, for the position we are, and Colchester are in the play-offs, it’s a good well-deserved point, but we did have the opportunities to grab all three points.”

The shot-stopper produced saves impressive saves from Sammie Szmodics and Drey Wright which helped him get his first clean sheet as a professional goalkeeper.

Eastwood commented: “It just happens really fast to be fair, but I’m here to keep the ball out of the net.

“I’m enjoying it and it’s a great opportunity for me to be playing first-team football and league football and I’m enjoying my time with the lads and on the pitch.”

Midfielder Louis Reed is also on-loan from Sheffield United and Eastwood mentioned how he has helped him settle in at the club.

He said: “It makes it more comfortable when you are in a foreign environment to know a few of the lads.”

The Sheffield-born goalkeeper has enjoyed his time working under goalkeeping coach Simon Tracey since signing earlier this month and praised the help that he's given him.

Eastwood added: “I’m enjoying it and I think Simon’s great as a coach and gets a lot of detail in what you need to be doing.”

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