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Lester: "It was a great performance from the players."

18 October 2017

Chesterfield manager Jack Lester expressed his delight at the Spireites’ impressive 2-0 victory away at Crawley Town last night.

Second half goals from Kristian Dennis – his eighth of the season – and Jordan Flores secured the victory in what was a superb display and could have yielded more goals.

Speaking exclusively to iFollow, Lester said: “I think it was well deserved, we didn’t concede much at the back and I don’t think that they’ve had a chance which is really really pleasing.

“We were really disciplined and we had plenty of chances to win.

“The Rotherham game was similar to tonight and I thought we played really well on Saturday, we created loads of chances and should have won that game, we’ve backed it up with another good performance tonight and we’ve got to go to Cambridge United on Saturday and play well again.

“I think that bar the Lincoln City game we’ve played well, we’ve produced a lot of attacking football, we’re on the front foot and I think that the energy levels are getting higher. There’s lots of room for improvement but it was a great performance from the players.”

Lester made two changes to his starting line-up with Sam Hird and Jordan Flores coming in for Jak McCourt and Chris O’Grady.

Flores' all round display in an attacking midfield role certainly caught the eye and earned praise from his manager, while top goal scorer Dennis also earned plaudits.

Lester said: “Kristian will score goals, his movement is very clever, he’s had two or three chances tonight which pleases me. It’s not just one little chance that he’s had, he’s created a few for himself which is good.

“And Jordan has got great quality, I thought he played well in the pocket higher up and he caused them problems when he got on the ball and it was a great finish.

“We like him on the ball higher up the pitch, he’s a central midfield player and we have a lot of them, so people are having to do jobs for us in wide areas and the lads who went into wide areas today were excellent, Kells (Andy Kellett) and Joe Rowley again, the lads put in a team performance.

Next up for the Spireites is a trip to Cambridge on Saturday (3pm) and while Lester acknowledges that the team will go into the match full of confidence, they must not get too carried away with their win at the Checkatrade Stadium.

“It’s one game,” he added “It’s going to take a big build to get us where I want to get us as a football club, so let’s not get too carried away, there’s big improvements we need to make all over the football club.

“But we’ll take confidence from our last two performances, we’ll go there and try our best to get a result.”


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