Date: 10th March 2014 at 1:46am
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Following back to back losses against Burton and Portsmouth, manager James Beattie was delighted with the response of the players as we beat table toppers Chesterfield last Saturday.

A Lee Molyneux hattrick gave us all three points inspite of Chesterfield grabbing themselves a consolation and us being reduced to ten men, and the gaffer told the assembled press following the full time whistle.

‘That was extra special. I love the players, they are class, and I love working with them and the atmosphere in the dressing room is different class after the game. We threw ourselves in front of tackles, the players put their bodies on the line and I am extremely proud of them.’

Beattie goes on to say that Molyneux hit three great strikes on the day and having rejoined us on loan he really does seem to be enjoying his football again and thriving on the battle that faced us in terms of relegation and how much of a mountain we had to climb given our start to the season, and he feels the hattrick against the league leaders really ‘epitomises’ the spirit and performance of the players in terms of how we had to dig in to ensure we got the result we needed.

The gaffer goes on to say that he feels we’ll need more than 50 points to ensure survival given how tight the league is this season, but again this victory is another step in the right direction and something else for us to build on over the coming games, and having drawn the line under our recent losses, it’s the perfect foundation to go again from.