Chesterfield striker Kristian Dennis believes that the Spireites left it too little too late at Lincoln City yesterday afternoon.
The Imps won the contest with two first half goals, courtesy of Michael Bostwick’s deflected effort and an own goal from Andy Kellett.
Dennis converted an 82nd minute penalty to put the Spireites back in the game and they rallied to put on the pressure on the Imps’ defence in final few minutes, but Lincoln saw out the game and ended up 2-1 winners.
Speaking exclusively to iFollow, Dennis said: “We let in two sloppy goals first half, set ourselves on the back foot by doing that. We tried to get back at the end with the goal but it wasn’t good enough.
“To be honest, they had more chances in the second half, if they’d got one you never know what it could’ve been. But I think we were lucky to stay in it with a goal and tried to push towards the end but it wasn’t good enough.”
With manager Jack Lester opting to keep an unchanged XI from the midweek win at Rotherham United, Dennis started the match on the bench and looked lively when called upon in the second half, with his penalty marking his seventh goal of the season.
With no midweek fixture, the Spireites will have a full week to prepare for the visit of Morecambe on Saturday (3pm) and Dennis believes that the week ahead will be beneficial for the squad.
“It could be a blessing in disguise,” the former Macclesfield Town man explained. “There’s no game in midweek, so we’ll have a full week on the training pitch with all the new staff and for the manager to put his plans across for the games.
“We’ve got quite a busy schedule coming up, hopefully it’ll be a good week of training and set ourselves up for Morecambe.
“I’m very confident we can get out of this, this week’s been really tough, I imagine next week’s going to be even tougher with a whole week of training, the lads are loving it under the new manager and he's putting his plans across, hopefully we’ll take that on board.”