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Reed: "It’s a great place to come and get a point."

13 September 2017

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Chesterfield midfielder Louis Reed was quick to focus on the team’s performance rather than his first career goal in last night’s 1-1 draw with Colchester United.

Reed’s superb strike in the 43rd minute gave the Spireites the lead at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, but Colchester substitute Brandon Hanlan’s header in the 82nd minute ensured that the points would be shared.

Speaking exclusively to iFollow, Reed said: “I think first half, everyone played really well, we got the goal just before half time and went in 1-0 up.

“In the second half we weren’t quite at it – everyone will admit that – but it’s a great place to come and get a point.”

Reed was part of the team that suffered a heavy defeat at Crewe Alexandra last weekend and he gave his thoughts on why the two performances were so different, as well as pinpointing areas of improvement.

“We clicked tonight,” he said. “We all knew what we wanted to do and where we needed to go.

“Now we have to pick up on where we can improve, which I personally would say is keeping our shape when the opposition are attacking – especially in wide areas – going forward it’s something we need to look at.”

Reed’s first career goal was certainly one to remember with the on-loan Sheffield United man saying that he’s never struck a better shot and that there could be more where that came from.

“I didn’t know where the net was,” he added. “But I did know that I was in range, so I let fly and thankfully it’s ended up in the top corner.

“The manager has played me further forward this season and I’m more than happy to be in that position.

“It’s something I need to work on and hopefully tonight is the start of something special.”

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