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Fulton: “I love it here.”

3 January 2017

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Ryan Fulton believes Chesterfield’s hard fought 0-0 draw with MK Dons was a point gained as opposed to two lost.

The on loan goalkeeper played a large part in what was an impressive clean sheet. 

With both teams residing in the lower reaches of the League One table there was a conservative nature to the game, but Fulton still had to be at his best to fight off a number of strong Dons attacks. 

One of which was an ambitious overhead kick from Nicky Maynard. On the save, Fulton said: “I saw it late, but I managed to get my hand down there. 

“That was the main thing, to keep it out of the net and I have been trying to get more aggressive with that and to keep as many clean sheets as I can.

“There were a lot of bodies in the box and that was how it was when the ball came in, you have just got to try and keep your eye on the ball, watch it come in and try and keep it out.

“You have just got to try and get there quickly and keep it out of the goal for the team. They were working so hard to keep this clean sheet, and they do not want to go down because of a goal like that so it is my job to keep it out.”

The stopper spoke to Player HD about the positives that the side could take from the match heading into a tough away fixture against Bradford. 

“It is a point earned today, you could see in glimpses that they were very good in the way that they set up. 

“We were under the cosh at times, but we fought hard, we kept going till the end and kept a clean sheet and got a point.

“We can take plenty of positives from today, we need to take that into Bradford and hopefully we can come away with three points.” 

Fulton has been responsible for all three of the Spireites clean sheets so far this season, and having now passed the halfway point of his loan spell from Liverpool, the 20-year-old evaluated his time at the club so far. 

“I love it here,” The ‘keeper said emphatically. “It is a great experience for me and a great club, I just have to try and kick on now.

“I have got to keep improving and I have got show myself more and more each game. I just need to kick on and keep some more clean sheets and get that confidence going within the team and within myself as well."

With Tommy Lee still sidelined through injury, the on loan stopper has been competing with Lloyd Allinson for a place in the starting 11, under the guidance of goalkeeping coach Matt Duke. 

Fulton added: “Lloyd has done very well when he has stepped in and that is great for me because that puts pressure on me. Matt works with us most days and puts us through our paces and I just have to do my job to try and get in the team and keep my place.”

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