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Pemberton: "We are disappointed not to get the three points"

14 March 2020

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Spireites manager John Pemberton spoke to the media after Saturday’s draw at Dover and began by stating that he was disappointed with not taking all three points after a strong display.

“I felt we deserved the three points today,” said Pemberton.

“In the first half their goalkeeper has had to make three or four decent saves.

“Shwan has probably one save to make the whole game.

“We are disappointed not to get the three points.

“I’m not disappointed by the performance because I thought the performance was good.

“It’s a good performance and probably a good point in the end.”

Tom Denton looked to have got the winning goal ten minutes from time from the spot but Nassim L’Ghoul pegged Chesterfield back with an equaliser in the 89th minute.

The manager explained that the late goal could have been avoided, however, Pemberton put forward that his side have improved vastly since he took over, by saying: “It’s our achilles heel.

“We’ve made massive strides. The players are disappointed in the dressing room.

“We should win a game where nine weeks ago we were nowhere near winning a game.

“I like the players to have a bit of fight in them.

“It was a game where I thought we were the better team. We had the better chances and their goalkeeper has made more saves than our goalkeeper has made.

“We’ve gone up a position in the league, so as we stand here now, it’s a good point.”

Saturday’s fixture went ahead despite other leagues suspending matches due to the coronavirus outbreak and the boss laid out the precautions he and the squad will take over the coming days.

“I think first and foremost we will be sensible and self-isolate ourselves from the ground,” said Pemberton.

“We will see what the next step is for us. I don’t know if we will end up playing the next game.

“We certainly will be doing our best to keep everybody safe and healthy.”

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