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Jack Lester Pre Carlisle United

27 October 2017

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Chesterfield manager Jack Lester spoke with the local media yesterday afternoon, ahead of tomorrow's match with Carlisle United at the Proact (3pm). Here is a flavour of what he had to say.........

On Jordan Flores & Carlisle United team news: “Jordan’s waiting to see the specialists to get some information on the course of action.

“He’s a loss to us and it’s disappointing to lose him, but it’s an opportunity for somebody else.

“We hope that Scott Wiseman will be available, he’s had a couple of injections for his hamstring and he didn’t train at the start of the week.

“I was pleased with how Jerome Binnom-Williams trained on Tuesday, we are looking to get a couple of games pencilled in for him, he needs to be sharper and first team football fit.

“Tommy Lee is getting there and if he gets through tomorrow’s (Friday) training he’ll be available for Saturday. Chris O’Grady has had a stiff back – which he’s had treatment on – but I don’t think that he’ll make the weekend.

“The squad is stretched, but that’s the way it is, the team that we put out will be competitive and will be looking to win the game.”

On having a free week of training: “It’s important for where we’re trying to get.

“If you’re just playing games you’re going to get used to the tempo that you’re playing at because you have no room to adjust it.

“When we get the free weeks, we can really implement the tempo that we want the players to play at.”

On winning at the Proact: “It’s what we’re aiming to do and our focus on Saturday is to win the football match.

“I think the fans are behind what we’re trying to do and can see what we’re trying to achieve, the way that they’ve been means that you can see that they’re allowing us time, because I think they like what we’re trying to achieve.

“The players are buying in to that and we’re very clear on the type of team that we’re trying to deliver, it’s going to take time but in time we’ll be able to deliver these performances on a consistent level and that’s the aim.

“Once we start to do that then you can start thinking bigger.”

On Carlisle: “They are a good team, Keith Curle took them on in a difficult position but he is building something now and they are doing well.

“They play a fast passing style of football and it’ll be a good game.”

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