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Binnom-Williams: "I thought the boys did really well and the fans were brilliant."

20 November 2017

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Summer signing Jerome Binnom-Williams enjoyed his first start for the Spireites in their 1-0 home win over Exeter City at the Proact on Saturday afternoon.

Kristian Dennis’ second-half strike gave Chesterfield their third league win of the season and Binnom-Williams was delighted by the team and the fans’ performance.

He said: “It was good and I thought the boys did really well and the fans were brilliant today they backed us all the way.”

Binnom-Williams has been side-lined with an ankle injury all season and he told iFollow that he was desperate to return to the side.

“I wouldn’t say it’s been frustrating but I was eager to come back and help the boys. We had a bad patch but over the past couple of weeks we have done really well.

He continued: “It was good to come on last week and get the draw, but we wanted the win and that’s football for you. Today I come out and got my first start and thought I did alright and helped the boys get the win today.

“I’ve worked really hard, I didn’t get to have a proper pre-season so this is basically me coming back and having another pre-season again. Jake’s [fitness coach Jake Simpson] helped me and Michael [McBride] the physio has been helping me a lot, the gaffer has been on me to work hard every single day and I’m making sure I’m doing it.”

Dennis who has now scored in his last five Sky Bet League Two games has not only impressed Binnom-Williams on the pitch but on the training ground as well.

He explained: “My game is to get at the fullback who I play against and get the ball in for Denno [Dennis] because he likes it in the box.

“He’s a good finisher to be fair, in training he shows it and I had to go up to him one day and ask him ‘are you a natural finisher?’ and he said ‘yes’, so anything around the box he will bury. When you put the ball in like today he will run round the back and put it in.”

Exeter who were third in the table going into Saturday’s match, proved to be a tough test but Binnom-Williams explained how the team stuck together and believes that the Spireites’ luck could be changing.

He mentioned: “It was a really good effort, Exeter are a good team and we couldn’t underestimate them, there up the top for a reason. Obviously we stuck together and grounded out the result and came out on top.

“The last couple of months the boys have been doing very well, but sometimes in football you make individual mistakes and that costs us a goal and we don’t take our chances at the right times. We do have a lot of chances and other teams have punished us with one.

“Hopefully our luck is now changing and we can go up and up.”

Forest Green are the visitors to the Proact Stadium on Tuesday evening and Binnom-Williams hopes to be involved again.

He told iFollow: “Hopefully I get back out there because today was obviously my first game but we’ll see what the gaffer says and I’ll recover tomorrow and hopefully get back in that squad for Tuesday.”

He has also thanked the fans for their support during his injury layoff. 

“The fans have supported me whilst I’ve been injured,” the former Peterborough United man added.

“Sending me tweets and wishing me good luck on my recovery and now I’m back I hope I repay them with good performances whenever I can play.”

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