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League Two

Scott urges Shots to believe

27 February 2013

Aldershot manager Andy Scott has urged his players to start believing in themselves after they stretched their unbeaten run to four games with a goalless draw at Chesterfield.

Having started his reign with three points at the weekend, Scott's second game in charge could have ended in another victory but for a goal-line clearance which denied Sonny Bradley in stoppage time.

But Scott was still satisfied with a performance that keeps Aldershot two points above the drop zone in League Two.

"This is a good side and there are some talented players here," he said. "But we have also got some players with heart, the blocks they were making to stop the ball going in the goal showed that and I'm absolutely delighted with them.

"That's four games unbeaten now and two clean sheets on the trot for me. They have got to start believing they are a good side because they've probably dominated 70% of this game.

"There are things to work on but a lot of positives as well and in terms of a new manager coming in, they have responded really well. It's another point to the total and it builds more confidence. We said to them they have to believe in themselves because we do from what we've seen in the last few days."

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook is fully aware of exactly where his team are falling short after they failed to score for a third game in succession.

"We were very poor in the first half and didn't get going at all but we started the second half really well and had two or three shots in the first few minutes. I thought we could go on and win the game but on the balance of play it's probably a fair result," he said.

"At the minute defensively we are not doing a great deal wrong but we are not scoring, it's obvious to everybody.

"For the last three or four years it's been Jack Lester, without a shadow of a doubt who gets the goals but he can't go on being the one, others have got to step up to the plate and at the minute it's not happening."

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