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Gillespie building on win

26 October 2012

Steven Gillespie wants Fleetwood to build on their midweek win over Chesterfield when they take on Rochdale this weekend.

By Tom Bestwick

Steven Gillespie wants Fleetwood to build on their midweek win over Chesterfield when they take on Rochdale this weekend.

Gillespie struck his fourth goal of the season to help Fleetwood to a 2-1 win at the Proact stadium, and says the victory showed just how far the club has come. Gillespie said: “I am pleased to get on the score sheet, I was pleased to score on Saturday but we didn’t get the the three points, so it’s always sweeter because we have come away with the win. It was a tough game out, they’re a good team Chesterfield and it shows how much we have come along to get the three points. “They have come out as us as you would expect the home team to do, they are a good side, got a good fan base and a good following and they are going to get a lift by that and we had to weather it at times.” Before Fleetwood scored their last gasp winner, Scott Davies had to be alert to keep out substitute Craig Westcarr, and Gillespie was full of praise for Towns number one “Scotty’s made a tremendous save on one of their counter attacks. We have good players all across the pitch, Scotty’s getting pats on the back, but that’s what he is to do, that’s what we expect from him because he is such a good goalie. It was great to get the win right at the death, but we were disappointed with the goal we conceded, so we felt like we deserved to get the three points.” The first half saw Fleetwood produce some of their best football of the season, and Gillespie claimed it showed the quality with in the team. “It’s definitely something we have been working on. We didn’t really pass the ball about as well as we wanted on Saturday we addressed, the manager said go out and play, and gave us the freedom too which is great. “It gives the lads confidence to get on the ball, and we have got the good quality of players to be able to take the ball under pressure, and take the ball when they have man close to them. If we keep playing like that we won’t be too far away come the end of the season.” Fleetwood make the short trip to play-off hopefuls Rochdale this weekend, and Gillespie wants to carry the momentum from Tuesday in to the game. “It’s another tough away game and we are going to have to back it up. We will use the win and keep the momentum going for Saturday. The games are coming thick and fast, but the lads love it. We would rather be playing games than training. You miss a couple of games through bad weather and you have to train harder. The lads don’t enjoy it as much but in a game you don’t mind doing the hard graft because the rewards are there for you.”

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