A FIELD DAY FOR SPIREITE O’SHEA
WHETHER it was fate or the luck of the Irish, Chesterfield midfielder Jay O’Shea was not surprised to score in his side’s triumph over Gillingham on St Patrick’s Day.
The Irishman drew confidence from having scored on his national day at the Proact Stadium before – albeit against the Spireites in a draw with his former club MK Dons in 2012.
And while the 26-year-old had been hoping to celebrate away from the pitch, he insists it was more important to satisfy manager Paul Cook’s demands with his sixth strike of the season.
“I was actually hoping that I could have a little day out,” said O’Shea. “But the game was more important and I’m delighted to get the goal and to get the three points.
“I thought I might have a bit of luck and I scored here on Paddy’s Day before for MK Dons in a 1-1 draw, so it was nice to score again.
“I just thought I’d get myself in there as quick as I could. It was an easy finish to be honest.
“Since last season the gaffer’s been on at me to make more forward runs so it’s nice to make the run and get the goal.”
SCORER: Jay O’Shea