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Wright pleased with Spireites role

7 October 2012

Tommy Wright believes the powers that be at Chesterfield are happy with the job he is doing as caretaker manager.

And, following the Spireites' first away win of the season at Aldershot, the Scot revealed he would gladly take the job on a permanent basis should the position be offered to him.

On-loan Huddersfield midfielder Chris Atkinson struck with 14 minutes remaining to give Chesterfield a 1-0 victory in Hampshire, as the visitors bounced back from their 2-0 defeat at Morecambe in midweek.

That loss remains Wright's only defeat since taking over first-team affairs from John Sheridan at the end of August, and he is confident he will remain in charge for the foreseeable future.

"I have not really spoken to the club, although everything I have asked of them they have given me - stuff for training and the like - and they have backed me," said Wright.

"I don't think they are actively looking to bring someone in at the moment, I'm in charge and I'm enjoying it, and I'm doing the job and I must get on with it. I wouldn't mind it (the job). I would need to talk to them but I'm doing the job anyway and I will take it if it is offered."

On the victory over Aldershot, Wright added: "In the first 25 minutes we looked a bit all at sea and there were too many long balls. I said to the players to believe in themselves, get more passes down, get the wide boys a bit wider and stretch the pitch, and as the game grew on we got better and better."

The pressure is growing on Shots boss Dean Holdsworth after four straight league defeats, but his assistant Matt Bishop admits they are hell-bent on turning the club's fortunes around.

"We are going to keep going and stick together as a group and get ourselves out of this. Somehow we have got to find a way to build the confidence of the players," said Bishop.

"We need to get them to believe in themselves. Sometimes when you do go behind you need to get angry and get yourselves back in it. We will work hard and stick together and I'm sure we will get out of this. The fans are entitled to their opinion and they want to see Aldershot doing well."n."

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