Strong words from Wright after Spireites loss

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CHESTERFIELD assistant manager Tommy Wright admits his League One side are not as strong as some of their rivals - both in thought and in deed.

After the defeat by Notts County, he said: “We’re in a higher league, teams are physically stronger and they’re mentally stronger as well.”

Following the 3-1 setback, he made it clear that the players need to step up to the plate.

He commented: “We’ve got a lot of experience out there and it shouldn’t take the manager shouting 20 times at a player to tell him what to do, two or three times should be enough.

“At the moment, individual mistakes are costing us.”

One man absent from last weekend’s match was striker Scott Boden.

He’s been loaned to Macclesfield Town for a month and he saw a header hit the post that led to the Silkmen’s goal in a 1-1 draw with Oxford United.

Wright said of the decision to let him go out on loan: “We really need Scott to go and play five or six games on the trot.

“He’s a player we like but at the moment he’s behind Leon Clarke and Craig Westcarr. Jordan Bowery’s a bit ahead of him and one of them needed to go out on loan and play regularly and I think it’ll do him good.”

Boden will be up against Crewe on Saturday.

The Spireites next game is on Saturday, at home to Mick Wadsworth’s Hartlepool.