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Wiseman: "We've really got to dig deep now."

16 October 2017

Defender Scott Wiseman insists the Spireites did all they could to try and win the game on Saturday, as Chesterfield slipped to another league defeat at home to Morecambe.

The Shrimps won 2-0 thanks to goals from Adam McGurk and Garry Thompson but it was the hosts who created the majority of the chances. However, the ball just couldn't find its way past Barry Roche in the Morecambe net.

Reflecting on the performance, Wiseman said: "I don't think we could have created anymore or done anymore apart from score. Should one have gone in we'd have gone and won it.

"Unfortunately when you're bottom of the league and things aren't going for you, it just shows that way."

The Spireites experienced misfortune in front of goal, spurning a host of excellent opportunities in either half, but Wiseman claims they can't keep on blaming bad luck for their performances. "It's only so long we can keep on saying this. We've been saying it for a month now and it's something we've got to start turning.

"We've really got to dig deep now," he said.

Despite the display against Morecambe, Wiseman has praised the way new manager Jack Lester has come into the club. He commented: "The gaffer has come in and put a positive emphasis on everything.

"He wants everything sharp and quick. He wants everyone fitter and stronger so he's been really positive with the lads and we've been impressed with him and the staff that's come in."

The versatile defender has been switching positions this season, playing at right back and also in the middle. Against Morecambe he started alongside Ian Evatt at centre back and is liking featuring in that role. "I enjoy it, and I'm enjoying wherever I'm playing. It's just unfortunate that we're not getting the results at the minute," Wiseman stated.

Games are coming thick and fast for the players at the moment, with a trip to Crawley Town next up on Tuesday evening. Looking ahead to the game Wiseman said: "We've got to put it right, it's as simple as that really."

Crawley will provide another tough test for the Spireites, but Wiseman hopes that one win will be enough to springboard the team onto greater things. "I think once we get that one win and get the monkey off our back in the league, I really think it will be a weight off the lads’ shoulders," he said.

"I think that's the most frustrating thing, we can't just get that one. We got it on the Tuesday against Rotherham, put in a fantastic performance and we just couldn't capitalise on it on the Saturday against Lincoln," Wiseman reflected.


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