Midfielder Louis Reed played a key role in the Spireites 2-1 win over Yeovil on Saturday, popping up with a wonderful free-kick and assist to help inspire Chesterfield to victory.
It was a big win for Jack Lester's side who were able to keep themselves out of the relegation zone after a difficult away trip. Speaking after the match, Reed shared his thoughts: "I don't think we were at our best but it's a massive three points in this season so far," he said.
It was three points that tightened the gap to one point between Yeovil and Chesterfield in Sky Bet League Two and Reed was quick to praise the spirit of the team, saying: "The fact we've not performed as well but still got the result we wanted shows great character in the side.
"It was tough conditions here - it was blowing a gale and the pitch wasn't the best but we can't use that as excuses because it was the same for both teams. We've done well to come through and get the points."
The on-loan Sheffield United player has been a regular in the Spireites midfield this season but came up with just his second goal of the season against Yeovil. "They don't come very often," Reed commented.
"I'm delighted to get on the score sheet again and to help us get the three points. It's a big team effort. I think I needed it because personally I don't think I've performed as well as I can but a massive three points today," he asserted.
Asked whether he'd been practising free kicks in the build up to the game, Reed responded: "I have been the last few weeks. The manager has seen I've got a different technique to what the other lads have, and he's told me to keep practising and luckily it's paid off."
However, it's not just Lester who has had an influence on Reed becoming a free kick taker. "Simon Tracey - since he's come in he's told me he wants me to take charge of the set pieces - so I stamped my authority down and took the ball away from Kells [Andy Kellett]," the 20-year-old revealed.
Reed didn't just grab himself a goal but also assisted Kristian Dennis for the winning strike as the forward snatched a late victory for the team. "I know that's what he wanted [the ball down the line] he was screaming at me to play it - I had no choice really - and for him to go around the keeper like he did it shows what a great finisher he is," Reed expressed.
Dennis' goal meant Chesterfield have now won two on the bounce and have a great chance to make it three against Stevenage next weekend. Reed added: "We've got some good momentum. Luton - top of the league was massive and coming here [Yeovil] even bigger so if we keep that run going I think we can climb the table and be out of that relegation battle."
Meanwhile 252 fans made the long journey to Huish Park on Saturday and Reed was quick to applaud their support. "The fans were brilliant. They didn't stop singing from the moment we kicked off so to reward them with a goal at the end like that - the scenes at the end were brilliant," he reflected.