Spireites boss Danny Wilson was delighted with the quality of the goals in the 7-1 demolition of Shrewsbury Town.
He said: “We saw some very clinical finishing; overall we played some great football and the finishes were part and parcel of that.”
Lee Novak stole the show with his hat-trick whilst Rai Simons came off the bench to score two, but Wilson heaped praise on the striker that didn’t score, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Wilson said: “Strikers are confidence players and if they’re not getting goals, they feel as if their game is going off the boil. They need to get goals to round-off their performances.
“But Ebanks-Blake was outstanding and Novak too, but what we’ve said to the rest of the team is that we need to supply them. We’ve got to make sure that we get the ball into areas where the strikers can score goals and Saturday shows what they can do when we’re able to do that.”
Byron Harrison was given some rare minutes late on; the former Cheltenham man had only appeared for a similar amount of time when he came on as a sub in the 82nd minute against Colchester four months ago. The 28 year-old will be hoping to get more time after failing to nail down any regular appearances.
Armand Gnanduillet scored two for Stevenage at the weekend. His loan spell with Teddy Sheringham’s side finishes after the weekend and after scoring five goals in 11 starts plus four sub appearances, Wilson will have to decide whether to take a closer look at his asset.