Lester on a moment that brought players and fans together

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Jack Lester wants more moments like the one shared by keeper Joe Anyon and Spireites fans on Tuesday.

The shot stopper, who has come in for criticism in recent weeks, celebrated his clean sheet and victory over Crawley by shaking hands with many of the 150 or so Town supporters behind the goal.

It’s moments like it that will galvanise the club as they attempt to claw their way out of League Two relegation trouble.

Lester said: “We spoke about that when he came in (after the game), it’s about everyone pulling together.

“The 100-odd fans who went down made some noise for us the other night and it was vital in us getting the win.

“They stuck with us, they were very positive and they’ve not had a lot to cheer about.

“Joe has pulled some good saves off on the night, he’s a good guy and he’ll have been very, very pleased with his clean sheet and the confidence that will give him.”

Town boss Lester, who has won two of his five games in charge since replacing Gary Caldwell, expects everyone to muck in and get behind his vision – even the media.

“It’s about everyone at the football club, including people like yourselves, getting behind what we’re trying to achieve,” he said ahead of another tough trip to Cambridge tomorrow.

“And I think we will be successful.”

Chesterfield striker Chris O’Grady, who was on the bench for Tuesday’s trip to Crawley, is struggling with a slight back injury.

Goalkeeper Tommy Lee returned to training on the grass on Thursday but is not yet diving and must wait another week or so for a cut on his leg to heal.

Jerome Binnom-Williams is still four weeks away from a comeback.