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Jack Lester Pre Notts County

24 March 2018

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Spireites manager Jack Lester spoke to the media yesterday, ahead of the match with Notts County tomorrow, 1.30pm. As usual there was much for discussion, here’s a flavour of what he had to say….

On Notts County team news: “Louis Reed is back in and Jordan Sinnott has been training a little bit.

“Ian Evatt is ahead of schedule, he’d be a good few weeks from getting back.”

On other teams’ recent results: “I think the results were good for us last week and we’ll wait and see what happens on Saturday. But it’s about us winning our games as we know, there’s lots to be positive about.”

On training this week: “I thought without the ball on Saturday we were very very good, obviously we’d have liked to have won the game, but we were really pleased about that.

“Training’s been very good, there’s been players who are really pushing to play, and we’ve got some tough decisions to make.”

On Notts County: “They are good, the play a 4-4-2 most of the time. They’ve got a lot of experience up front and they look to get those two involved as often and as quickly as they can.

“They’ve got some good players, but there are certainly areas where we think we can get some joy. It certainly won’t be a case of us playing a team at the top and sitting back, we’re going to go out with all guns blazing and try to win the game.”

On playing in front of the Sky Sports cameras: “I think there’s something about being live on television, I think it is exciting when you’re a footballer.

“Growing up the thought of playing on live TV is exciting, I would hope the players would be excited about it.”

On the squad’s belief: “I think as the squad’s grown and we’ve been getting one or two back off the treatment table the belief is there and coming back.

“We’ve had some good performances and then dipped, but we are starting to have some good players coming back, and the squad is getting back similar to when we had that good run.

“So, the squad’s got big belief that we can do it, winning games is key to that, once you win one or two the belief will grow even more.

“Things are in our hands now which is lovely, but we need to start winning games.”

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