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Lee: "We have to build on it."

4 September 2017

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Chesterfield goalkeeper, Tommy Lee, applauded the Spireites’ defensive display in a hard-fought draw against Coventry City at the Proact Stadium.

Midfielder, Robbie Weir, was shown a second yellow card in the 60th minute for a challenge on Jodi Jones and the former Manchester United trainee has urged his team mates to build on the performance.

Lee said: “When you go down to ten men you have to do what you have to do, but even after Robbie was sent off we defended well and we defended well before that.

“We’ve got to build on it, we conceded four goals in twenty minutes last week at Newport which wasn’t good enough and that’s down to us as players as we’re out on the pitch.

“Today when we’re down to ten men and our backs were against the wall we showed that when we need to dig in we can do, we’ve got to build on that now and start putting wins on the board.”

Lee missed an entirety of last season due to a shoulder injury and has established himself in team over the last few weeks.

Saturday’s clean sheet was his second of the season all the more reason to appreciate being back on the field and doing what he loves.

“This is a bonus for me now,” he told iFollow. “I’ve had a long injury so every time I get out on that pitch I’m relishing the opportunity to play football again, which I missed for so long.”

Guyana international Matthew Briggs and Scotland U21 international Zak Jules were brought in this week to add height and strength to the squad.

Both made their debuts against the Sky Blues and Lee was impressed with their efforts.

He added: “Both did really well, as far as debuts go, defensively they were both solid and they won their headers.

“On today’s showing we looked solid, we sacrificed a bit of creativity going forward, we needed to be after the four goals last week, but we did that and when we find the balance we’re going to be a threat I can see that.”

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