Spireites show that championship style

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Two of Spireites’ scoring heroes from Friday’s hammering of the Millers acknowledged that the performance was just the type needed to ensure a step up.

Following on from a defeat at Crewe Alexandra, the return to top form pleased defender Dean Holden. He said: “That’s what you need to go on and get promotion, not losing two or three on the trot. People start asking a few questions when you get beaten and it was a surprising result at Crewe. The manager actually felt we’d played alright but we just conceded two bad goals so it was important to bounce back, especially in front of the cameras and an unbelievable crowd.”

Hat-trick scorer Jack Lester recalled the early season loss at the Don Valley Stadium saying: “That was one of our worst performances, plus Morecambe at home, but apart from that I think we’ve been great.”

He added: “When you go through a season playing as well as you can, you can’t get too down about bad performances. It’s a great team, I’m loving playing for them and the fans are loving watching us. Everything around the place has a buzz about it so long may it continue.

“Six defeats in 38 games says we’re hard to beat, the manager’s brought some great players in and we’ve got the best squad in the division, we’ve got goals all over so when we’re playing teams, we all think we’re going to get a couple.”

The season started with a home win over Barnet, who are now struggling in 23rd spot, so the all but promoted Spireites will be looking to notch a double when they visit Underhill on Saturday night.