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Lester: "It is still in our own hands"

9 April 2018

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Chesterfield manager Jack Lester has reminded his players that their destiny remains in their own hands ahead of Tuesday night’s trip to Morecambe.

Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Grimsby left the Spireites six points from safety but with games in hand over many of the other sides towards the bottom of League Two, Lester remains optimistic.

“The fact is that it is still in our own hands,” Lester said. “We’ve got three big games coming up whereas the teams around us only play one and we’ve got to pick up some points.

“We’ve been speaking to the players today and said that if we can win one of our next two games – obviously we’d like to win both – it sets up another big tie.

“We’ve got to learn from our inadequacies of the Port Vale and the Grimsby games and try to replicate the good performances and runs that we’ve had. That’s the challenge for us and the players.”

The Spireites boss has plenty of experience of going up against Morecambe from his time as a player and he is expecting another hard battle.

He added: “They’ve got some good players. Morecambe has always been a tough game.

“It’s one we can go and compete in. We’ll have to match their energy and match their fight, then we’ll be trying to win the game. If we can win tomorrow, it will be fantastic.”

Lester revealed that Ian Evatt will be travelling with the rest of the squad to the Globe Arena but says that the experienced defender is not yet fit enough to return to action.

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