The first goal of the Gary Caldwell era was scored at the Sixfields Stadium at the weekend but Liam Grimshaw feels that it shouldn’t have been the only one.
After trailing Northampton Town 2-0 at half time, the Spireites saw a lot of the ball and created a few opportunities but the midfielder stressed the team need to be more clinical to get results.
Grimshaw said: “I think we had a lot of decent play but it doesn’t matter really because we’ve got to put the ball in the net in one end and keep it out of the other.
“The three goals we conceded were pretty poor goals to concede and we had a few chances at the other end, so on another day I suppose we could have got something out of the game.
“I think we did play some good football but you need to score and keep them out.”
One of Chesterfield’s big chances fell to the on-loan Preston North End midfielder, and he rued the missed opportunity, admitting he could have found a different way to beat the ‘keeper.
“I’ve just seen it and I probably could have lobbed him,” he explained. “It’s a good save to be fair, I tried to take it round him and if I’d have gone round him I’d have had a tap in but he got to it.
“It’s one of them but those chances have to go in,”.
One player who did find the net was birthday boy David Faupala, who opened his Spireites account and Grimshaw believes there is better still to come from the Frenchman.
“He took his goal really well,” Grimshaw said.
“He worked hard so hopefully there’s more to come from him.”
Chesterfield’s next game comes on Tuesday night, when they travel to Gillingham and the 22 year-old’s focus has quickly turned to that fixture.
He said: “Obviously everyone’s disappointed with the result today and everyone will be thinking about that but we’ve got to move on.
“There’s no time to think about today its gone now so we’ve got to move on to the next game and take any positives from today and work on the negatives.”
Meanwhile, the former Manchester United man has settled in to life at the Proact and despite recent results, he’s enjoying playing regular football.
“It’s good to get back playing again, training’s been really good. All the lads have helped me settle in so I’ve really enjoyed it and hopefully now we can start picking results up,” he added.