Date: 27th January 2016 at 9:12am
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Manager Danny Wilson has rued defensive mistakes in the weekend’s game against Millwall because he knows the least we really deserved from the match was a point.

Hosting Neil Harris’ side at the Proact Stadium for the game on Saturday, Chesterfield went down two nil despite taking the lead through Sam Morsy, and Wilson knew the least the game should’ve returned was a point.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press interviews, the gaffer explained.

‘Up to half time we played very well, the first effort they had on goal they scored from and it’s just poor defending. The second goal was the same and you can’t legislate for those slip ups. As well as we’ve played we’ve come away with nothing and that’s really not acceptable at this moment in time. When a game takes the pattern that it did today we should be coming away with something out of the game, it shows our Achilles heel a bit and that’s disappointing.’

With plenty of positives to take from the overall performance though Wilson wasn’t going to be too down, but he was promising defensive improvements ahead of the Peterborough United match at the Proact next.

‘We have to focus on the negative parts of the game and the defensive work needs to be looked at even more. It’s not as though we don’t do it on a regular basis because we do. We’ll get back on the training ground. There’s a long way to go but this is disappointing because we should have taken at least a point out of the game.’

The gaffer confirmed that both Ollie Banks and Chris Herd failed late fitness tests ahead of the game and that’s why they were missing.

‘Ollie had a bit of a groin problem and Chris Herd had a back spasm which is a bit unusual – both of them being ruled out before the game was a bit of a blow.’

Centre half Charlie Raglan was also interviewed after the game and his message was clear following the defeat, Chesterfield have to stop dominating games and not taking their chances, and be more ruthless in the final third to get what our efforts deserve.

‘You don`t get anything for dominating large parts and losing two bad goals and that`s the disappointing thing as a defender. We didn`t start well enough in the second half and that`s what`s cost us.’

Raglan wasn’t best pleased with the performance in the second half either as he knew we should’ve done better, especially already having gone in level at the break and with everything still to play for.

‘Everyone is down and disappointed because we`ve let ourselves and the fans down. I feel like we were better than Millwall to cope with their threats and to put them to the sword, but we didn`t do either. We`ve got to look at ourselves, right from the start we didn`t do the small things correctly and that`s the disappointing thing because at half time we were very positive about the way we played.’

With the half way point in the season now passed, and Chesterfield having faced everyone in League One, he also reflected on the season so far, saying we should have far more points on the board and it’s something we need to rectify between now and May.

‘We`ve played everyone now and you can say that we are as good, if not better, than a lot of the teams but we`ve not come away with the points. We can`t think that we`re holding our own because we`re losing. We are dominating games but we`ve just got to be a bit more ruthless in both boxes, that is what football comes down to; especially at this level.’

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