Chesterfield boss Danny Wilson has praised the attitude of his players following their 7-1 triumph over Shrewsbury Town.The Spireites stormed to their first Sky Bet League 1 win since late October, with a brace from Jay O’Shea and a hat-trick from Lee Novak firing them to all three points.
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The victory was the biggest inflicted on Shrewsbury since 1964, and it put some daylight between Chesterfield and the relegation places.
"I was very proud of the performance, even taking away the goals," Wilson told the club’s official site.
"The scoreline suggests that we were on top but we had to work very hard to get our noses in front in the early part of the game.
"We said to the lads before the game that they're a tough nut to crack, Shrewsbury have got some very good results in recent weeks, so we knew we'd have to be at our best.
"What we saw today was some very clinical finishing and overall I thought we played some great football and the seven finishes were part and parcel of that.
RESULT OF THE DAY: This goes to @ChesterfieldFC, who ended an eight-game winless run in some style this afternoon! pic.twitter.com/6mS9rKP4X2— The Football League (@football_league) January 2, 2016
"I thought Sylvan Ebanks-Blake was outstanding again today and Lee Novak too, but what we've said to the rest of the team is that we need to supply them.
"We've got to make sure that we get the ball in areas where the strikers can score goals and they showed what they can do when we're able to do that."