Chesterfield manager Jack Lester praised his side’s ability to start on the front foot, as they returned to winning ways, with a 2-1 win over Swindon Town.

Chesterfield ended a run of four defeats with victory over Swindon to boost their hopes of staying in the Football League.

Chris O’Grady’s second league goal of the season and Andy Kellett’s strike was enough despite Rollin Menayese’s header after Swindon had Ollie Banks sent off.

Lester spoke to the club website after the game, he said “I thought the performance was ok, we managed to get ourselves ahead and after that we spoke about getting the second goal and we got that.”

“We managed the game quite well after that, and it was important that at times we took the sting out of the game, the win was the most important thing.”

“I thought we started really brightly, we were on the front foot and landed on the seconds really well, got ourselves ahead and that was important.”

“It’s good for confidence when you get ahead and it gives the lads belief, and belief will be a key part for the run-in.”

Chris O’Grady scored his third of the season and Lester hailed his impact on the game.

“I thought he was excellent,” said Lester. “He gives you a focal point and he backs in and wins first contact when we have to go a bit longer.”

“So I thought he did really well and I’m pleased for him to get the goal.”

And on the other goal scorer, Kellett, Lester said “He put everything into it, he cramped up a bit towards the end, but you look for moments where you can isolate ‘Kells’ against the defender.”

“I thought he took it really well and once he cut inside there was a little gap in the bottom corner and he’s started it out past the ‘keeper’s hand and curled it back in, it’s a great finish.”

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