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Briggs Confident of a Change in Fortune

25 September 2017

Chesterfield defender Matt Briggs believes that a victory over Yeovil Town tomorrow night (7.45pm), would help kick-start the Spireites’ season.

The Glovers travel to the Proact having experienced difficulties on their travels this season but despite this, Briggs says that neither he or his team mates will be taking them for granted.

He said: “It’d be nice to win in front of the fans and give them something back and show that we’re all playing for the shirt.

“When you’re playing against a team that is not doing so well themselves it does give you confidence, but you can’t take it for granted.

“You’ve still got to give them the respect and give everything.”
Briggs returned to the Spireites starting XI at Luton Town last weekend, having missed the previous clash with Accrington Stanley.

Unfortunately, it was not a winning return at Kenilworth Road as the Blues slipped to a 1-0 defeat, though the Spireites did have chances to grab a result, something that the former Fulham man believes is symptomatic of their problems.

“In my eyes that’s football,” commented Briggs. “Every team has their good times and bad times and we’re going through a bad time.

“But I have every faith that if we keep doing the right thing, working hard on and off the pitch good times will come.

“I’ve been at clubs where we’ve been on a losing streak, so I know what it’s like – it’s hard to get out of.

“Once you’re involved with that the team must stick together, the fans need to get behind us and once we get out of it then I don’t think there’ll be any stopping us, because I think that we’re a very good team.”

With the Spireites having not yet appointed a new manager to replace Gary Caldwell, Guy Branston will once again be in the dugout, with the Guyana international praising his impact since taking temporary charge.

He added: “Guy’s taken over and he’s had a positive impact on the group, he’s put his stamp on how he wants us to do things and he’s been very vocal in how he wants to do things. Hopefully now that he’s had a week with us we can put things into games.

“It’s not a lot of time from Saturday to Tuesday but we’ve had meetings and watched videos back of games to see where we’ve gone wrong and where we can be better.

“I signed a short-term deal and Guy was a big part of me coming here, I want to keep working hard for him.”


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