SPIREITES: We want to keep everyone together, says Chesterfield FC’s Leam Richardson

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Leam Richardson praised Chesterfield’s professionalism after a 3-0 win over Crawley Town on Tuesday night.

Two goals from Eoin Doyle and another from Jay O’Shea sealed victory for the Spireites who move up to fifth.

Richardson said: “They’re tough games to play, especially after the weekend at Derby and all the hype, to come on a Tuesday night with the attendance a little bit lower - I thought the fans were great - and once the tempo raised a little bit after half an hour I thought the lads performed very well and deserve the win.”

Richardson confirmed skipper Sam Morsy picked up a dead leg early in the second half and was substituted.

And the Chesterfield assistant manager added that Doyle was disappointed not to get a hat-trick on the night.

“Eoin will be disappointed he didn’t get three,” said Richardson. “He gambled off another chance and lives off them.”

Speculation surrounds the striker’s future. Richardson added: “We want to keep everyone together.”

Chesterfield v Crawley Town match report