WREXHAM manager Brian Little praised his side’s spirit in the wake of yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at Chesterfield following a late fightback that nearly brought the visitors a point.
A Steve Evans goal prompted the Dragons’ late surge after the home side had cruised into a 2-0 interval lead and Little said: “We do shoot ourselves in the foot.
“At times they were way better than us but we still managed to give away stupid goals.
“At half time I couldn’t tell my team to go out and play them off the park because I would be kidding myself so I told them to roll their sleeves up, play the ball longer and be more direct.
“We stuck three up front and that almost got us something out of the game. The players have to work, they have to be brave and have a go and they did that.
“Chesterfield might have scored a third but in the last 20 minutes we had two fantastic chances and it’s disappointing we didn’t take one of them.”
Home goalkeeper Barry Roche twice denied substitute Michael Proctor during the final 10 minutes of the match and the Dragons boss added: “I told Michael earlier in the week to show me what he can do and he went close.
“It was a step in the right direction for him because he got behind defenders, he found space and he got into some scoring positions.
“It would have been great for him to have got a goal and I think we probably deserved a point in the end.
“At 2-0 down we had a go, we did not lie down and the disappointment for me is that the second game in a row, we have not got anything from them.
“We have found a few ingredients in each of the games and hopefully we can put those to good use in the future.”