Chesterfield: Ebanks-Blake confiddent Spireites will get it right

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In-form striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is confident Chesterfield will find the solution to their inconsistent home form.

The Spireites have dropped points after leading at the Proact on four occasions this season, with the latest coming against Oldham Athletic last weekend.

But Ebanks-Blake believes there is too much quality at the club to see the trend continue.

“It’s hard to put a finger on the home form because we generally play well,” he said. “But we seem to just let it slip when we should really put the foot on the opposition and finish them off.

“We’ll shake it up, We’ve got too many good players in the team not to. We’ll get it right.”

Had the Spireites instead picked up the points they had squandered from leading positions this season, they would be level at the top of the League One standings.

Ebanks-Blake scored his fifth goal in six appearances to put the Spireites ahead against Oldham.

But he admits the strike was of little consolation with Chesterfield going on to lose the game, stretching their home record to just two wins from nine matches.

He said: “I’m delighted to be scoring goals but I’d prefer to score goals and the team win.

“I’d prefer to have got the three points against Oldham than score but it wasn’t to be.”

Away from home has been a different story and Spireites are on the road again at the weekend, travelling to Rob Page’s Port Vale having win their last three away games in the league at Fleetwood Town, Walsall and Crewe Alexandra.

That nine point haul was followed by a straight forward fourth consecutive away win in the FA Cup at FC United of Manchester.

Vale are unbeaten in five home league games stretching back to a defeat against Millwall in mid-September but they will be disadvantaged at the weekend as they have to travel to Maidenhead for an FA Cup replay tomorrow night to satisfy television demands.

Last Saturday the Potteries’ team won 2-1 at out of form Barnsley, AJ Leitch-Smith and Sam Foley getting on the scoresheet.