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O'Grady: "We've got to build on it."

26 February 2018

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Chesterfield striker Chris O’Grady has urged his team-mates to keep up the good work following Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Swindon Town at the Proact.

O’Grady starred as the Spireites recorded their first win in five matches over David Flitcroft’s men, scoring in only the second minute, before Andy Kellett doubled the Spirietes’ advantage in the second half.

Speaking exclusively to iFollow, O’Grady said: “We did really well, we played like we did in the Luton game, with the same sort of emphasis of getting on the front foot, we did that and got the result.

“If we don’t win we have no chance of achieving anything, we have got to build on it and keep winning and see where it takes us.”

Swindon managed to pull a goal back to make it 2-1, despite having former Chesterfield midfielder Ollie Banks sent-off, but the Spireites held on and O’Grady was impressed with his team-mates’ determination to capture all three points.

He said: “We did dig in, we probably shot ourselves in the foot a bit but it showed our character and this is a situation we need to come through to get to where we need to be, we were tested and thankfully we held our own.”

With top goal scorer, Kristian Dennis, starting on the bench, O’Grady was given the chance to play as a lone striker and he certainly showed he is capable of doing so after scoring his second league goal of the season. The Spireites’ forward spoke of the importance of his goal and how he adapts his game to fit his role.

“I’m not too fussed about scoring, getting the goal is nice but winning the game is vitally important,” said O’Grady.

“You just do what you’re told and do your job that’s basically it. As long as you know what you need to do then that’s all you can do. I don’t mind either way, I give everything I have regardless and thankfully I did that today and we got the result.”

Next up for Chesterfield are Exeter City, this Saturday (3pm), who are also hopeful of promotion, but O’Grady believes Chesterfield can be optimistic ahead of the encounter following the victory over the Robins.

“We’ve got to be as confident as we can be, especially after getting a win,” he added.

“So, there will be no need to be feeling apprehensive. We will be going into that game believing we can win and play the exact the same way.”

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