Lester eyeing up January reshuffle

Chesterfield boss Jack Lester is already eying up a January reshuffle to help balance his squad.

Saturday, 4th November 2017, 4:44 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 9:51 pm
Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com; Football; Sky Bet League Two; Crawley Town v Chesterfield FC; 17/10/2017 KO 19.45; Checkatrade.com Stadium; copyright picture; Howard Roe/AHPIX.com; Spireites boss Jack Lester takes a look at the Crawley pitch ahead of kick-off

The Spireites sunk to a 2-0 FA Cup defeat to high-flying League One outfit Bradford City.

Goals from Alex Gilliead and Alex Jones ended the visitors’ FA Cup campaign at the first hurdle.

And Lester admitted: “It’s not a balanced squad and that’s something we’ll have to address in January.

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“We’ve got a lot of central midfielders, we know that, and that’s something we’ll have to look at.

“They’re a lot higher than we are at the moment and that showed.

“That’s where we’re aiming to get to and we’ll get better with time.

“They were five minutes away from the Championship and they’ll be close to that again.”

Both goals were avoidable according to Lester, with his defenders failing to track runs.

It’s something which has plagued the Spireites all season, but they are working hard to improve on the training ground.

And Lester added: “We started the game okay, but we gave away a bit of a sloppy goal.

“We need to be more aggressive with our runs in front of their back four.

“It was two goals that we shouldn’t have conceded.

“We’ve got Swindon next and we’ll head there on the front foot.

“They’re doing well, but they’ll be no better than Bradford and then we’ve got two home games so a decent run of fixtures coming up.”