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Kellett: "We gave a good account of ourselves."

5 November 2017

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Chesterfield’s Andy Kellett believes that despite losing 2-0 at Bradford City yesterday, the Spireites can take heart from the chances that they created against a team from a higher division.

Alex Gilliead gave the hosts the lead in the 4th minute, with striker Alex Jones doubling the lead a minute before half time to send Bradford into the second round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Speaking exclusively to iFollow, Kellett said: “For large parts of the game we dominated possession and we created chances.

“On another day they would have gone in, against a good Bradford side, we gave a good account of ourselves.

“The goals came from us losing possession in the middle of the pitch but I think we bounced back and after that there were parts of game where we were in control.”

Manager Jack Lester brought Connor Dimaio and Louis Reed back into his starting XI yesterday and their presence allowed Kellett to link up with them and Joe Rowley on a regular basis. Something the Wigan Athletic loanee is happy with.

“We learn of each other every day, we are only going to get better,” he said. “It’s a new squad put together and the more time we play together and understand what were good at and not good at it only makes us better as a team.”

Since the arrival of Lester, Kellett feels that both his and the team’s performances have improved.

Kellett has played in numerous positions under Lester and he’s enjoying playing higher up the pitch.

“We can take a lot of confidence from our past few games,” the former Bolton Wanderers man said.

“We’ve been playing a lot better since the manager came in, he’s brought some really good staff in as well, who want to get the best out us and we’re going on the right direction.

“I’m really enjoying my football at the moment, he’s given me freedom to show what I can do.”

Meanwhile, Kellett gave credit to the 380 supporters who made the trip to Valley Parade.

“We heard them throughout the whole game,” he added.

“Since I’ve been here they have backed us, even when we were 2-0 down they backed us all the way.”

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