Chesterfield’s win on Saturday against League Two strugglers Torquay United demonstrated why they are currently the bookies favourites to go on and take the division title, writes Jason King.
Whilst not playing at their full potential, and surviving a difficult start, they went a goal down early on in the second half, after they were frustrated in the first 45 minutes.
Chesterfield still managed to get the three points in a scrappy game to keep their three point lead at the top of the table.
Winning when you’re not at your best not only shows desire, passion and resilience, it is a sure sign of champions.
Whilst, at times, Chesterfield have been shaken at home this season, often being frustrated by sides who come to the Proact Stadium with two banks of four and aim to take home a point.
Saturday performance may have been similar but taking your chances, however fortuitous they are, is the key to any promotion bid.
I am starting to feel that the solid home form they have displayed in the last few matches has shown they are becoming ruthless.
This is a positive sign for the Spireities moving forward as they have found it slightly difficult to break sides down, particularly at home.
If they can maintain this fine form until the end of the season it is inevitable that we will be celebrating promotion come May.
With Wembley looming Chesterfield are demonstrating their capabilities to become champions of League Two not only through technical players such as Gary Roberts but a side that can rely on fantastic team spirit, determination and resolve to get them through until the climax of the season.
It’s a sign of a side confident that however the opposition line up they know they will always get the chance to take all three points. A very resilient performance by Chesterfield this weekend against struggling Torquay.