Anderson keeping things simple during complicated time at Chesterfield
Burnley lad Tom Anderson is a straight forward kick it and head it defender, so it's little surprise that in a complex week at the Proact, he's keeping things simple.
The 23-year-old, on loan from the Clarets, prescribes hard work as the answer to his club’s woes on the pitch.
When confronted with questions about the off-field crisis facing the Spireites, Anderson kept bringing it back to what he can do, the only thing he can do in such circumstances – work hard.
“Plenty of hard work,” he said when asked what could turn around the fortunes of a side winless in nine league outings.
“It’s what we are doing.
“Unfortunately some times in football teams can go on runs, we’re on a poor run at the minute but we keep doing what we’ve been doing and at some point it will change and we’ll climb up the league.
“We can’t sit around moping and feeling sorry for ourselves, that’s not going to do anyone any good. We’ve got to get back up, work hard and get ready for Saturday to try and get a result.”
Chesterfield are facing a cash flow situation after the resignation of chairman Dave Allen.
As a Burnley player, Anderson’s livelihood wouldn’t be impacted in quite the same way as any of those contracted to Chesterfield, should it come to the worst.
But even still, there seems little point in worrying about things you can’t control.
“The best thing we can do is try and do our job. We’ve got to go out on Saturday and put in a good performance, that’s all we can do, it could lift everyone,” he said.
“If you get a few wins on the bounce the confidence and the mood improves, although there’s nothing wrong with that at the minute.
“Everyone has got to stick together. Games are coming thick and fast and we have to make sure we’re ready for them.
“In football things can change just like that.
“The lads will stick together and we’ll do our best.”
And as someone whose glass appears to be half full, Anderson is still looking to find positives in what can’t be an easy time for anyone wearing the blue shirt of Chesterfield.
“It’ll stand me in good stead.
“Football is not always easy, never easy in fact.
“I’ll learn from this and it’ll give me experience for the future.”
Anderson and Chesterfield travel to Fleetwood Town today hoping to reverse the 1-0 defeat they suffered four weeks ago at the hands of the Cod Army, at the Proact.