Two goal hero Jay O’Shea admits Spireites are delighted with their start to the new League One campaign.
0’Shea hit a memorable double as Chesterfield beat Millwall 2-0 to leave Dean Saunders’ new-look side sitting seventh in the early table with 10 points in the bag.
It is an excellent haul for Saunders’ men after the summer overhaul, which saw a jumber of high-profle players jump ship.
“It’s a great start from us, 10 points from the games we have played is excellent, when you look at the teams we have played,” added the Irishman.
“We have played some hard teams and come to places like Millwall. We are delighted with 10 points from our August games.”
O’Shea, who struck in the 17th and 95th minutes, was also full of praise for the battling Spireites spirit, which helped make three points at Millwall a reality.
He said:”It was a great away performance, the lads had to dig in after we got the first goal and ride the storm.
“Once mMillwall started playing well they got the crowd right behind them and on top of us.
“They were cheering them on and that is something we knew we would have to put up with at some stage during the game.
“The fans at Millwall give you stick and some players can deal with that. we dealt with it well today.
“They were going quite direct with the big men and wave after wave of attacks, but the lads defended well and Tommy Lee made an excellent save, which gave us the chance to go on and get the second goal.
“I didnt have much time to think about my goal, I just saw the ball coming out of the air and I hit it.
“I was watching Alan Shearer’s best goals the night before so I dont think I would have hit it without watching those .
“The lads dealt with it very well and it was great to get the goal at the end. as forwards we dont like defending, but we have to dig in.
“I try to get back into shape and also get goals to help out as best as I can.”
Spireites face Wigan on Saturday as they look to build on their momentum.