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Dimaio: "We’re disappointed with a point."

12 March 2017

Spireites midfielder Connor Dimaio, started his first game since December as the Spireites drew 1-1 with Shrewsbury Town yesterday, and the 21 year-old was one of the standout performers.

And while the draw ended a run of three successive home defeats, the midfielder sees it as two points dropped.

“It feels like a bit of a loss because of where we are in the league,” he said. 

“Both teams put a lot of effort into it and we’re disappointed with a point, but we move on to Tuesday now.” 

Chesterfield fell behind to Tyler Roberts’ goal after just three minutes but responded positively, and got back in the game before half time, with Dimaio was pleased with the team’s reaction. 

“We didn’t want them to score early on but they did,” he told Player HD.

“We recovered well from the set piece and we controlled the game in parts but we need to control it more.”

Since recovering from injury, Dimaio has only featured from the bench away at Millwall.

He’s been putting a lot of hard work in to reach maximum fitness, and he’s happy with how he came through 90 minutes. 

He explained: “I’ve been doing some extra running and fitness work, I’m not quite there yet, you see near the end I was struggling a little bit but you only get the fitness by games. 

“I thought I did alright, I obviously need to get fitter. The Gaffer said that I need to get up the field a bit more and put a bit of pressure on the opposition and that’s what we need to do as a team.”

Caldwell’s men are at home once again on Tuesday, when they take on Peterborough United, and the former Sheffield United man feels there’s plenty the team can take from this game into the crunch match against the Posh. 

Dimaio added: “Obviously there’s a lot of positives. 

“We had the crowd with us today and they were brilliant, and that’s what we need Tuesday, we need everyone to give as much effort as they can.”