Jay O’Shea says watching Alan Shearer goals helped him score Millwall wonder goal

Millwall vs Chesterfield - Jay O'Shea - Pic By James Williamson
Millwall vs Chesterfield - Jay O'Shea - Pic By James Williamson

Spireites’ two-goal weekend hero Jay O’Shea says he took inspiration from Alan Shearer after scoring his stunning volleyed first.

The Irishman said of his 17th minute crackerjack: “I didn’t really have much time to think about it. I just saw it come out of the air and I thought ‘I’m going to hit this.’

“I was watching Alan Shearer’s best goals the previous night and I don’t think I would have hit it but for watching that. His goals are miles ahead, he scored some great goals.”

The win at Millwall leaves Dean Saunders’ side on ten points, exactly the same tally as in last season’s first five and Spireites went on to win the sixth game, a 4-1 come from behind victory over Scunthorpe United.

That game featured a goal from Sam Morsy, a scenario Chesterfield fans would love to happen again this weekend against Wigan Athletic as it would mean the club will have managed to have kept hold of their star skipper by this evening’s transfer window closure.

Championship pace setters Brighton & Hove Albion are believed to be keen on prizing the ex-Port Vale midfielder from the Proact Stadium. But there’s no pressure to sell following the summer sales of Gary Roberts, Sam Clucas and Tendayi Darikwa, though, with Morsy being in his final season under contract, an offer of the right magnitude would be hard to turn down.

The extent of Drew Talbot’s ankle injury will be further assessed today; Saunders indicated that he twisted his ankle in a freak accident having stood on a ball in Friday’s training session. Raider Lee Novak is back in full training after missing the trip to South London. The season loanee from Birmingham City picked up a nasty facial injury against Rochdale and the uncertainty as to whether or not he’d actually been concussed led to a no risk policy so he didn’t make the trip.