Spireites: Dean Saunders happy with clean sheet as Chesterfield draw with Rochdale

Dean Saunders - Pic By James Williamson
Dean Saunders - Pic By James Williamson

Spireites boss Dean Saunders believes yesterday’s 0-0 draw with Rochdale was a fair result.

His side failed to find the breakthrough, with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake coming closest to scoring in a largely uninspiring first half as he was denied by a wonder save from Josh Lillis.

Saunders said: “It was a bit like a basketball game at times, end to end, they’ve had chances, we’ve had chances and I thought it was a fair result.

“I’m glad we kept a clean sheet, the first of the season, we’ve got seven points which is good.

“When we look back at the end of the season at this nil-nil against a good team, we’ll say it was a point gained, but we could have nicked it at the end.

“Gbolyi (Ariyibi) has got to the by-line and just had to cut the ball back, but a clean sheet, we’d looked a million miles away from that.”

The point leaves Chesterfield ninth in the early season table.