SPIREITES: Saunders keen to see positive response against Colchester

Dean Saunders
Dean Saunders

Dean Saunders believes his Chesterfield side will want to quickly banish the demons of last week’s dramatic defeat to Wigan when they host Colchester United on Saturday.

The Spireites snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as they blew a 2-0 lead by conceding three goals in the last ten minutes that saw Wigan take all three points.

But Saunders is hopeful that the performance rather than the result against the Latics will be the catalyst to what follows this weekend.

He said: “We came up against one of the favourites for the title and outplayed them for 80 minutes.

“We were excellent but then they’ve got a corner and their centre-half’s got nothing to lose and produces a great finish, that’s quickly followed by a penalty and before you know it we’re behind and the game’s over. It was unbelievable.

“I was devastated for everyone really but these things happen sometimes, you just have to make sure it’s not very often.”

Saturday will see Chesterfield come up against a Colchester side without a win so far in League One and who sit second from bottom in the table.

But Saunders believes that’s a false position.

He said: “It’s not the sort of game we can just turn up and expect to win.

“They’re a good footballing side with a mix of youth and experience and I don’t think it’ll be long before they start getting a few results.

“We just have to play the way we’ve played for much of this seasonand if we do that we won’t have to worry too much about what they do.

“We’ve played some really good football, scored lots of goals and some quality ones at that, so we have to make sure we don’t give them anything and then I think we can win the game.”