Brought on from the bench at half-time to help overturn a two-goal deficit, Reece Mitchell was left frustrated as the Spireites slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Northampton Town.
Despite a mini-revival and the lion-share of possession, a litter of missed chances and mistakes means that Chesterfield’s relegation battle continues to get worse before it gets better.
While the Spireites may have lost that particular battle, they remain determined to win the war and the winger insisted that there were plenty of positives to pick out.
“I think that all of the remaining games are big for us,” The 21-year-old admitted. “Especially the next one because we need points, we need three points. It will be a difficult place to go but I think we can do it.
“I thought that in the first 20 minutes we had a good start and that there wasn't much in the game until their goal, but a silly mistake has cost us two goals in the first half.”
“During the second half we came out and while again there was another mistake, I thought that after that we controlled the game and were unlucky not to score three more goals.”
Having come on as part of a double change at halftime, the young winger gave us a brief overview of the instructions given to him.
“Just to be positive really, to get at the full back, get some crosses in and make things happen. I just tried to go forward as much as I could,” Mitchell continued.
“I thought that apart from their goals that we had a lot of control over the game but unfortunately couldn't get that sight of goal.”
Gary Caldwell’s men will look to make amends on Tuesday night when they travel to Gillingham, intent on turning those missed chances into goals.
Having only been at the helm for under a month, Caldwell is still working to implement his methods, but Mitchell spoke of the partnerships that have already formed within the team.
“I think that whoever plays will have a good partnership, we have all got a good partnership with each other from training and we all work together well.
“I think that anyone who is down the right or the left hand side will do really well together.”