We’ll be better for bad run: Saunders

Dean Saunders
Dean Saunders

Spireites boss Dean Saunders says his side will come out of their current run of bad form richer for the experience.

Saunders, whose side face bottom club Crewe this weekend, saw his side lose to Blackpool in midweek.

That loss extended their winless run to five games, but Saunders insisted: “We’re still making chances in every game, there’s not a lot wrong with us.

“It takes time to bed things in and things go wrong; there were slumps last year and there will be slumps this year.

“We’ve gone a few games without winning after starting well and quickly getting to 11 points but things are not going our way at the moment and we’re not being lucky.

“We’re on a bad spell now but in the long run it will do us well, I’m learning more now than if we were winning but we have to fight our way out of it. Some of the players have been rocked a bit in their belief, so it’s up to me to get them up again.”

Saunders’ son Callum is a squad member at Steve Davis’s Crewe and their team remain true to their passing game.

The Spireites boss added: “Passing stats, they’re at the top of the league so we need to go there, they’re a young side, and make it difficult for them.”

Alex signed keeper Danijel Nizic on loan from Burnley yesterday as cover and competition for first choice Ben Garratt.

Spireites will be without long termer Angel Martinez plus Lee Novak and Byron Harrison. Saunders said: “Their loss has knocked us back a bit but we have other players to come in.”

Crewe lost at home to Southend in midweek. Alex are yet to taste victory at home this season, a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United back in March their last home success.