Captain made his return from injury this afternoonClub captain Nathan Pond made his long awaited return from injury in today’s defeat to Chesterfield at Highbury.
The centre half had been ruled out since picking up an ankle injury against Oldham Athletic in August, but came back into the side to partner Dionatan Teixeira.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s goal on the half hour mark won the game for the Spireites, despite a battling effort from the Cod Army in the second half.
After the game, Pond said: “It was very disappointing after a good result against Barnsley. We need to capitalise on our home games and should have picked up three points today.
“Scoring goals breeds confidence and we had a couple of chances ourselves before they scored. If we do get the first goal then it’s a different game.
“We started well for the first 15 minutes and then the tempo just dropped. We were superb in the second half but left ourselves too much to do.
“We got ourselves in some good areas and enjoyed plenty of possession, but we need to punish teams and put the ball in the net.
“Their goal is one of those things in football. It’d deflected up and hit the bar and just dropped to the striker’s feet.
“I got a bit tired towards the end which was to be expected. That was my first 90 minutes since early pre-season so I was happy to get some game time.”