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"It's having a good impact on the team."

13 October 2017

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Midfielder Jak McCourt has been impressed with the impact new manager Jack Lester has made since arriving at the club and says the players are ready to bounce back against Morecambe this weekend.

Lester has been keen to implement new methods at the Spireites and although it didn't come off against Lincoln City last weekend, McCourt thinks his arrival has only benefitted the side.

"On the first day he got his ideas across, he told us what he wants and we're taking all that in.

"It might be slow at the start because he does want his own ways and I think that's good. We've been working really hard on what to do and it's having a good impact on the team," McCourt said.

McCourt has specifically noted the change in training since Lester came in, with work being done all over the pitch to ensure the team get out of their current bad run of form.

He commented: "I wouldn't say he's just focused on defensively or he's focused on the attacking side of play but he's had his input on different areas he thinks we need to improve.

"We've worked our socks off all week and hopefully on Saturday we can prove that he's done that."

The Spireites welcome Morecambe to the Proact this weekend and after the defeat against Lincoln McCourt says the squad are eager to banish those frustrations.

"That's behind us now, we need to look forward to Saturday out on the pitch, put things right and go and get a convincing win," he said.

"We need to get that consistency. Teams are going to have spells in the game and when teams do have that, we need to try and shut up shop as much as we can.

"I think that's what we need to do now and get the confidence back in the camp."
With Morecambe just three places above Chesterfield in the table, this weekend already has the feel of a six pointer to it.

The midfielder commented: "Every game is massive for us now.

“Not just because it's Morecambe just ahead of us but with the players we've got in that dressing room we shouldn't be where we are.

"We just need to get those points on the board and then go game by game.

"If you get a good start it gets the crowd on your side and I think we'll do that. We'll set out to come out firing and we're at home so that's what we want to do."

As well as the team being keen to improve their performances, McCourt himself has a desire to show fans what he can do after his summer transfer.

“My best hasn't come yet, but hopefully if I keep getting a run of games I can show that to the fans and pay them back because they're coming to watch us each week.”

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