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Flores: "We have to move on to Saturday."

21 September 2017

On loan Chesterfield midfielder Jordan Flores, says that the squad need to put their defeat against Accrington Stanley behind them and get a result against Luton Town at the weekend.

The Spireites travel to Kenilworth Road on Saturday (3pm), off the back of a result which saw manager Gary Caldwell depart the Proact Stadium.

But Wigan Athletic loanee Flores insisted that the Blues are working hard with caretaker manager Guy Branston to rectify the on-the-pitch problems, in the wake of Caldwell’s departure.

Flores said: “All the players have said that everything needs to be better; the way we’re playing, the results, it’s just not good enough.

“We expect to be higher up in the table, and hopefully we can put that right.

“We’ve had a couple of training sessions with Guy, obviously nobody knowswhat will happen in the future regarding a new manager, but Guy has just done his best to put a squad together that will hopefully get us a result at Luton.”

During last weekend’s game Bradley Barry was sent off for a challenge on Stanley’s Seamus Conneely and Flores spoke of the effect it had on the team, as well as his disappointment at the sacking of Caldwell.

The Wigan-born man said: “The result against Accrington was frustrating, we were just getting into the game and then the sending off changed everything, and ultimately affected the result.

“I’m gutted about the gaffer going, he brought me in and gave me the opportunity to play, which I wasn’t getting at Wigan

“But we have to move on to Saturday and hopefully get a result.”

Chesterfield are set to appoint a new boss in the coming weeks, which will give an opportunity to the players who did not feature under Caldwell.

However, Flores argued that this did not place any further pressure on himself or the other players.

“I’d like to believe that it’s always a case of fighting for your place in the team,” he said.

“A new manager coming in gives everyone a chance, but I wouldn’t say there’s any added pressure.

“I’ve still got a lot to offer on the pitch; I just want to do my best for Chesterfield. Results are the main thing, so I think that once we start putting that right, confidence will come back and you’ll see the best of all of us.”

Flores called on supporters to not give up hope and said that there are no major on-the-pitch issues at the club.

He explained: “There isn’t anything major, it’s just a few little things here and there that we need to change.

“We need the support of the fans now as much as ever. Hearing the supporters does give you an extra lift.”

And the midfielder is hopeful that Chesterfield can pick up their first away win in Bedfordshire.

Flores added: “We have a good idea of how Luton want to play.

“They’re strong going forward, but we’ve had a look at their weaknesses and hopefully we’ll be able to exploit them.”


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