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Evatt: "We need to stick together and turn things around."

9 January 2017

Chesterfield defender Ian Evatt believes his team were left to rue their missed chances in the 2-0 defeat away at Bradford City.

Evatt himself came close to scoring in the first half, when his header from a corner was well saved by Bradford’s Colin Doyle. While Ched Evans came close to scoring twice in the space of five minutes narrowly failing to connect with a Reece Mitchell pass and then hitting the post with a fierce right footed effort.

“It was a disappointing result,” Evatt said “but I think we’ve had better chances in the game, and we need to start taking them, it’s as simple as that.

“I thought that we should have been ahead, we’d good opportunities, and then they’ve scored two goals just before half time and we’re chasing the game.” 

“In the second half we should have had a stone wall penalty, and there should’ve been a sending off, but that’s the way things are going at the minute. We’ve got to dust ourselves down and go again.”

Despite suffering a lot of misfortune at Valley Parade, Evatt told PlayerHD that the team now needs to roll their sleeves up and fight for every point.

He said: “We can’t feel sorry for ourselves, we’re in a dog fight. 

“We need to knuckle down and work as hard as we ever have done to get ourselves up the league, because it’s not enjoyable looking at the table at the minute.

“Things just aren’t going our way but I’m sure it’ll change. We’re not giving up; we know we’re more than capable of beating any team in this league. 

“Today we’ve come to a team that’s 4th in the league with 20,000 supporters and we’ve dominated the game and had better opportunities, but it’s just the fine margins in both boxes that aren’t going our way. 

“We need to stick together and turn things around.”

The Sprieites take a break from league action on Tuesday, when they travel to Luton Town in the third round of the Checkatrade Trophy.

And Evatt knows a good performance coupled with a victory could help turn the team’s fortunes around.

“We’ve got to go into every game at the minute looking to win, we need confidence boosters. And we need to put back to back performances together.” He said.

“On Tuesday we need a good solid performance and take the chances that we are creating.”

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