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Defender says team spirit will help Chasetown FC back to winning ways

Chasetown FC defender Jack Farmer has said that the team’s dressing room spirit will be key to a return to winning ways.

Defeat at Kidsgrove Athletic in the FA Cup has put a blemish on The Scholars’ promising start to the season.

Chasetown FC's Jack Farmer beats his man. Pic: Dave Birt

Chasetown FC's Jack Farmer beats his man. Pic: Dave Birt

But young full-back Farmer believes Charlie Blakemore’s men have what it takes to put the defeat behind them.

He told The Lichfield Blog:

“There is a good togetherness in the dressing room and a good battling spirit with everyone sticking together and I’m sure everyone will be up for getting the three points on Saturday.”

Farmer has been one of the finds of the season for Chasetown and he has made a quick transition from youth football to the senior ranks at the Scholars Ground.

And although he admits the jump in standard has taken some getting used to, friendly dressing room advice has helped him adapt quicker than even he expected.

Farmer explained:

“I found the game a lot quicker at first, but the more games go on the more I feel I am learning and getting used to the pace. It was a surprise at first because of the physical side of the game and having to be tighter to opposing players as they have that extra quality, speed and strength.

“Everyone helps me in different ways, but Richard Teesdale tends to be the one who gives the most vocal instructions and encouragement.”

Farmer is likely to add to his appearances this season when Chasetown travel to Worksop Town on Saturday (September 18).

But the Scholars will once again be without striker Dean Perrow as he sits out the final match of a suspension.

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