After winning a five-goal thriller at MK Dons in midweek to finally end a run of eight defeats, Chesterfield boss Danny Wilson is angry his players are not being given the credit they deserve.
Wilson believes his side have not had much luck during that lean spell of losses and said ahead of Saturday’s visit of Bristol Rovers: “We still have our critics, even though we’ve won down there at MK Dons.
“The fans that were down there were brilliant. But we have people saying it was a crap game and this that and the other. “Well I hope Saturday is crap as well and we win by the same score.
“It does annoy me sometimes to see the way the players put their bodies on the line at times and the amount of effort they put into the game and to be criticised for it in some quarters, which they have.
“From that point of view I think it is a fantastic result as we can turn round and say at least we won.
“Some of these people were there and still won’t give you praise. They just like to give you criticism, it’s not just at our club.
“There are some people I have spoken to in this area in the last few days that I haven’t agreed with.
“But I think it’s one or two areas when you are playing teams away from home, they don’t give you the respect you deserve.”
Wilson said the lack of credit wasn’t just fans but other clubs too.
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“I am listening to mumblings from other clubs saying this, that and the other – that’s not my problem,” he said.
“I don’t see anybody giving us any sympathy when we lose.
“So I am not going to offer any to other teams that we beat, and were very lucky to beat.
“I am stating a fact. The lads deserve a lot of credit for going to MK Dons, one of the best footballing teams in the division I may add, and to come away with a fantastic three points.
“However you get it, no matter how you get it, you are going to have to put come work in.
“You’re going to have to maybe have some luck on your side to a certain degree but you will need some sort of quality that wins you the game.
“That’s certainly what we had in the game and unfortunately it’s not been recognised in some areas.”
Wilson said the long-awaited win had put a spring in everyone’s step.
“There is always an uplift in the mood when you win a game, whether it be the people that support you, the people within the club, the offices have had a smile on their faces,” he said.
“It affects everyone. It affects the town believe it or not. “Somebody can go back to work on a Monday morning with a smile on their face after being spanked every Saturday by fans from opposing clubs.
“It lifts everybody and makes the mood a lot better to work in. There is nothing like a good win.”