Vet­eran Ja­mal is a hit on his de­but

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Andy Cooke

NEW sign­ing Ja­mal Camp­bell-Ryce has been backed to be a ‘good ac­qui­si­tion’ for Ch­ester­field, af­ter mak­ing an im­me­di­ate im­pact on his de­but.

The ex­pe­ri­enced winger’s loan move from Sh­effield United only went through hours be­fore the Spire­ites’ draw at Glan­ford Park, but within a minute of com­ing off the bench in the se­cond half he had fired in his side’s equaliser.

It earned the vis­i­tors a bat­tling point on the back of Paddy Madden’s 18thminute opener for Scun­thorpe. It was a de­served one too and a re­ward for Ch­ester­field’s much-im­proved se­cond-half dis­play.

“The goal will have set­tled Camp­bell-Ryce down straight away – he’s go­ing to be a good ac­qui­si­tion for us,” said Spire­ites boss Danny Wil­son.

“I didn’t have to tell him to do any­thing. He’s an ex­pe­ri­enced boy – it wasn’t a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion to throw him on. He knows what to go and the po­si­tions to take up.

“We en­cour­age our wide play­ers to get into po­si­tions at the back post and he did that nat­u­rally.

“First half we weren’t at the races at all, though in say­ing that, we weren’t re­ally un­der a lot of pres­sure.

“Some­times when you don’t get out of the blocks like you want to, you can see your­self go­ing two or three goals down, but thank­fully we kept it down to one.

“At half-time there were words ex­changed and in the se­cond half we came out, showed the true Ch­ester­field and con­trolled large parts.”

Scun­thorpe con­trolled the open­ing 45 min­utes, but had only Madden’s 20th goal of the sea­son, fin­ished coolly af­ter he had beaten the off­side trap and taken a cou­ple of touches to round ‘keeper Tommy Lee, to show for their dom­i­nance.

Af­ter the break, a Ch­ester­field side who had played very deep and strug­gled for an out­let in the fi­nal third, took the game to their hosts.

Jay O’Shea flashed a first­time shot across the face of goal from the edge of the box, be­fore then do­ing well to take the ball to by­line and pull it back into the middle for Camp­bell-Ryce to smash into the roof of the net from eight yards.

Scun­thorpe boss Nick Daws said: “I think it was a game of thirds.We were re­ally good in the first third and played some ex­cel­lent foot­ball – but we didn’t cre­ate enough for our dom­i­nance.

“I was pleased with the way we moved the ball about up un­til the fi­nal third, but that’s where our qual­ity needs to be a lit­tle bit bet­ter if we’re go­ing to win foot­ball matches.

“We scored a fan­tas­tic goal, but for the re­main­ing two thirds of the game we were well below our stan­dards.”

STAR MAN LIAM O’NEIL Ch­este

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