Cheltenham Town video: Craig Braham-Barrett at Chesterfield
ATTACK-MINDED left-back Craig Braham-Barrett believes he gave promotion favourites Chesterfield too much respect, writes Laura Fell.
In only his second Football League appearance, the 25-year-old was disappointed as goals from Gary Roberts and Eoin Doyle saw Chesterfield defeat the Robins.
The non-league Macclesfield Town man, who is on a six-month loan deal with Cheltenham, said he needs to keep pushing on if he is to prove his worth in the starting XI.
"We showed them too much respect, and we've got to learn from Saturday not to do that," he said.
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"But that's what's going to happen – this being the first season I've played in League Two.
"I need to start games how I finish them, learn from the little mistakes I made in the first half and keep pushing on.
"There aren't any better teams than us in this league, and I think this could be a turning point.
"We are disappointed with the result, but we've got to turn it around now."
Braham-Barrett believed the Robins were a much-improved side in the second half against the potent Spireites, and were able to 'get to grips' with their own style of football.
The Robins were unlucky not to equalise, after Byron Harrison was denied on the goal-line and Troy Brown's goal disallowed for being offside, and Braham-Barrett added that the referee did not help matters.
He said: "Byron came alive for us, especially in the second half, but also over the last couple of games.
"You can see what he's got, we've got to keep getting behind him.
"It was unlucky we didn't score, but I'm sure he'll put a few away over the next couple of games.
"The referee didn't help us at all.
"There was a penalty shout second half, and a few other decisions that didn't go our way, but that's football.
"They are a very good side. They've got people like Roberts and Jay O'Shea, who are good players. They'll be up there this season, but I'm sure we'll be up there as well."
Boss Mark Yates described Braham-Barrett's performance as 'superb' in what was a largely frustrating afternoon at the Proact Stadium.
Braham-Barrett, who also featured in the 2-2 draw against Burton in the first weekend of the new season, said he was 'massively enjoying' his time with the Robins and he is already keen to extend his stay beyond the initial loan period.
The former Charlton Athletic and Peterborough man added: "We'll see what happens in the next few weeks.
"I don't know what will happen – whatever's in the gaffer's plans.
"It's all down to the gaffer, as soon as he says he's going to do something, I'll be the first in the office. I'm happy to be here, and long may it continue."