John Sheridan was disappointed with Chesterfield FC’s 1-0 defeat against Colchester United but for from downhearted.
For the Blues manager felt his men created sufficient goal-scoring chances to have netted five goals.
He said: “We did really well. We created some great opportunities to get back into the game.
“We played some really good stuff and had an opportunity to score four or five goals. The game could have ended up 5-2 to us.
“We did not get the reward for our efforts.
“On another day, Craig Westcarr could have had three, Alex Mendy should have scored as should Dean Holden.
“Although we lost, I can take good things from that performance.’’
One man who did not make the team or even the bench on Saturday was former Colchester player Dean Morgan.
Morgan was a trainee with the Essex club where he spent three years until 2003.
He joined Chesterfield last summer and came off the bench at The Valley - where Chesterfield were defeated 3-1 by League One Charlton last week - in the 81st minute.
Sheridan said: “We kept with the lads who had done well for me.
“I can only pick 11 players and I hope everyone who is not in the team is frustrated.’’