Win sparks bid to go down on high

Spireites
Spireites

Chesterfield FC hope to end the season with all guns blazing and all banners flying.

Assistant manager Tommy Wright has acknowledged that the Spireites are most likely League Two bound but the aim is to end the season on a high.

After the Blues defeated Wycombe 4-0 in one of their finest performances this term, Wright said he wanted to give supporters hope for the future.

The victory left Chesterfield ten points adrift of safety with four games remaining and Wright said: “There is no hiding from the fact that we are going to get relegated.

“We are too far to catch up.

“We are totally disappointed with that and take responsibility for it.

“John Sheridan is a good manager – in the last two years he has brought two trophies to the club.

“However, mistakes have been made, there is no avoiding that.

“But we want to finish on a high note. We realise that supporters are frustrated but we want to finish with a positive feeling that we can bounce back.’’

Supporters will have a chance to quiz Sheridan about his plans for next season at a Fans’ Forum at the B2net.

It will take place on Monday, May 7, at 8pm, doors opening an hour earlier.

The event will be a question and answer session with club owner Dave Allen, chief executive Chris Turner and team boss Sheridan.

Admission is free and all 300 available tickets have already been snapped up by supporters.

Meanwhile, the 3-2 defeat at Walsall was a hammer blow but the Spireites turned on the style on Easter Monday to brush aside Wycombe.

Chesterfield’s central midfield had a Continental flavour with Belgian Franck Moussa and Frenchman Jimmy Juan pulling the strings alongside Mark Randall.

It proved a successful combination and resulted in a goal for Moussa, who is on loan from Leicester City.

There was also a spectacular solo strike – a goal of the season contender – from Alex Mendy who took the ball from his own half before scoring with a superb finish in front of the kop.

Craig Westcarr gave Chesterfield the lead with his third goal in five games and the scoring was rounded off by Jordan Bowery, 20, with his tenth of the season.

The Nottingham-born striker, with his boundless energy, enthusiasm and lightning pace, is becoming a favourite with the supporters and he was praised by Wright.

He said: “Bowery was a handful. He is still a young player but we have a lot of faith in him.

“If he believes in himself, he has a bright future.’’

After netting the opener, Westcarr came off at half-time after feeling his hamstring tighten.

Wright described the problem as ‘nothing serious’ and said the front man came off ‘as a precaution’.

On Saturday, Chesterfield travel north to face Hartlepool.