Paul Cook was pleased with how his side reacted after a poor first half showing at Barnet.
Chesterfield bagged two goals after a few choice words from the manager at the break to put them within touching distance of the League Two play-offs.
And the Spireites chief reflected on a ‘lethargic’ first 45 minutes from his players.
He said: “We never played well today. The first half was as poor as I’ve seen us play for a long time. It looked like an end of season game and we had nothing to play for.
“The paint came off the wall at half time. I don’t mind saying that. If they wanted the season to end then I told them they could play like that in the second half and we’ll get on the bus home, look back and think what might have been.
“We were lethargic, we were not bright, we were not energetic, we were not closing them down, not getting the ball wide and not getting the ball into the box.
“Second half we improved, scored a couple of good goals and in general played a lot better.”
“The pleasing thing was we got Jay O’Shea in the last third of the pitch. He has got the ability to score and create and it was a little bit of magic that lifted the team.”
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