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Weir: "The two goals we conceded were unacceptable."

22 October 2017

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Chesterfield midfielder Robbie Weir left was unhappy after Cambridge United came back to defeat the Spireites 2-1 at the Cambs Glass Stadium yesterday.

Kristian Dennis gave Chesterfield the lead in the 55th minute but late goals from Jevani Brown and Uche Ikpeazu put United ahead, something that Weir felt could have easily been stopped.

Speaking exclusively to iFollow, Weir said: “The two goals we conceded were unacceptable, with those group of lads we could have stopped them.

“But yet again we are back to the drawing board. We’re very disappointed, going 1-0 up and then conceding two sloppy goals. We just have to move on.”

It was a very windy afternoon in Cambridge, but Weir felt the conditions didn’t play an outcome on the game, he added: “They had the same conditions as us, but sometimes we played some good football. When we had the ball we got in.

“No disrespect, they were playing off the big man. In the second half they were just looking forward for the two big fella’s.”

Manager Jack Lester felt that the free kick awarded ahead of Brown’s strike should not have been awarded, Weir seemed to agree with his manager, but felt that the team could have handled the situation better.

“You gonna get some, your gonna lose some. It is what it is, the free kick was given and they scored from it. Maybe the wind took the ball but obviously Joe is disappointed. He apologised after for it,” He commented.

Weir once again lined up alongside Louis Reed in central midfield, after both played well in the win at Crawley Town and the Northen Irishman thinks that after another good display the partnership is working well.

“He (Reed) is good on the ball, Jack has let him do his thing and I can go slip and protect the back four,” he explained.

“You also have Connor Dimaio to step in and you obviously saw this when he came on. He’s in that holding role, he’s comfortable on the ball.

“We’re a footballing team but sometimes like today we need to stand up and be counted. We did at times today but the result matters and where we are at this stage, but we move on and dust ourselves down.”

With no midweek game this week, Town are next in action on Saturday at home to Carlisle United and the squad will prepare for the fixture with a tough week on the training ground.

Weir added: “He’s (Lester) already told us its going to be a tough week, but that’s what we need.

“We’re in this situation and we need to get out of it. Obviously we have to work hard, we have solid week of running and working things we need to work on. We’re not a million miles off we just need a couple more games and we can go on a solid run and work up the table.”

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