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Ramsdale: "They drove us through all the way to the end."

15 January 2018

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Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale praised the Spireites supporters, after Saturday’s 2-0 home win over table toppers Luton Town.

First-half goals from Joe Rowley and a Jak McCourt penalty gave Chesterfield three vital points and moved them out of the relegation places.

Ramsdale told iFollow: “From the circumstances last week it feels brilliant. I have to give credit to the boys, they were brilliant and we were fantastic from start to finish. Shout out to the fans because they drove us through all the way to the end.

“We said before we just have to believe in ourselves.” He continued: “There is always something in your mind that tells you, you can’t do something and the gaffer said forget about it. Take care of yourself, get the fans on side and the result will take care of its self like it did today.”

The 19-year-old made his home debut after signing on-loan from AFC Bournemouth earlier in the transfer window and is confident that the Spireites can now go on an unbeaten run.  

He said: “Hopefully we can push on and get a good run and we have shown the fans what we can do.”

The goalkeeper was impressed with the opening goal and puts it down to the hard work going on in training.

Ramsdale said: “It was a great team goal, we have been working on that a lot – getting crosses in the box – I thought big Chris [O’Grady] really dominated there two centre half’s and Joe [Rowley] ghosted into the box and it was a lovely finish.

“Jak [McCourt] will take the accolade for the penalty but you can’t forget Zavon [Hines] for winning the penalty, it was a great move and we have been doing that in training all week.”

Chesterfield had a number of players out through injury and had defenders Sid Nelson and the returning Drew Talbot making their first home starts of the season and Ramsdale was impressed with how they limited Luton to few chances.

Ramsdale explained: “To be honest I think I felt for comfortable first-half because I was busier.

“They didn’t have many opportunities, the back four in front of me did really well and the midfield three in front of them as well. Everyone in that starting 11 and the subs who came out all contributed really well.”

The Spireites travel to Yeovil Town on Saturday, who sit one place above the Spireites in the Sky Bet League Two table. And the England U20 international sees no reason why Town can’t make it back to back wins at Huish Park.

“We know that’s a good pitch and we can play football on that,” he added. “We know they’re in a sticky run and they have some good players, but if we play like that again I don’t think many teams in this league can compete with us.”


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