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Jack Lester Pre Luton Town

11 January 2018

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Spireites boss Jack Lester spoke to the media earlier today, ahead of our clash with Luton Town at the Proact on Saturday (3pm). Here’s a taste of what he said this week…….

On Accrington loss: “We’re in a period of transition, we’re trying to bring players in and working hard to bring in the players with the qualities of what we’re about.

“We have no choice but to use this window to improve us and build the future of this football club.”

On Aaron Ramsdale: “You can’t get anywhere in life without facing hard times and troubles. If you study the very best in whatever field they are, there is tough times on the road.

“It was a tough time for him, but it’ll do him the world of good. He’s got an opportunity to grow now.”

On player departures: “Reece [Mitchell] needed to go and play, he had an opportunity here, but it didn’t work out. He’s a nice lad and Torquay were interested in him and we’re also trying to free up budget to do other things.

“Delial Brewster’s gone out on loan this week and there’ll be one or two this month to help us move forward in other areas. It’s something that we needed to do.”

On Luton Town: “It’s a league match and we’re at home, so we fancy ourselves to go and get a result.

“We’ve had a look at them and we’re confident we can go and give a good account of ourselves.

“They’ve built together a good squad and they’ve kept investing and now they’re getting their rewards.”

On injury updates: “Brad Barry is getting close and is about a week away. Gozie Ugwu is maybe four weeks away.

“Chris O’Grady and Kristian Dennis have niggles, we’ll have wait towards Saturday to see how they are.

“I’m not worried, it’s football there’s a squad and there’s opportunities to play, people’s careers take off when injuries occur and they go and grab a chance. We’ll have 11 players on the pitch and they’ll be ready to play."

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