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Martin: "We're starting to get a bit of identity"

1 November 2018

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The Spireites prepare for Saturday's game at Harrogate Town, looking to extend their six-match unbeaten run.

Despite being disappointed with his team's performance at Sutton United in midweek, Martin Allen was pleased to maintain their improved run of results. 

He said: "We've managed over the last five weeks to turn things around. I think we're moving in the right direction, slowly.

"It's not going to be a click of my fingers to change all this round, but I think everybody could say there's progress being made. 

"We're starting to get a bit of identity and we will start to add other bits and pieces as we work our way through. First things first, we need to make ourselves hard to beat and difficult to play against before we can add extra bits."

Jonathan Smith followed up his stoppage-time equaliser in last Saturday's game against Wrexham with another late leveller on Tuesday night and the manager praised his contribution. 

Martin said: "He's a good player. He hadn't been playing at his previous club so I knew it was going to take him a bit of time to get up to first-team speed. He's looking fitter and he's looking faster."

Commenting on Harrogate, Martin paid tribute to the job done by his opposite number, Simon Weaver, saying: "He has got some good players. They're well-organised and well-drilled."


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