'All that matters is where we are at end of season', says boss James Rowe after Chesterfield slip out of play-offs

Boss James Rowe said it was a ‘positive’ day for Chesterfield after collecting a point against play-off rivals Wrexham.
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It was a much-improved performance by the Spireites who should have returned to Derbyshire with all three points.

Town had a number of good opportunities to win it, particularly in the second-half through Fraser Kerr and Nathan Tyson.

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The Blues’ winless run extends to four matches and they face more of their play-off rivals in the next week but Rowe is looking at the bigger picture.

James Rowe.James Rowe.
James Rowe.

He said: “We are not going to focus on each game, all that matters is where we are on May 29, we know what run-in we have got after these next three games so we have got to accumulate as many points as we can in these next three games to give us a platform to spring into those play-offs and make sure we in the top seven on May 29.”

On the performane, he added: “It is really positive that we have got a clean sheet after the sloppy last two games so that was objective number one.

“Objective number two was can we influence it the way we want to and I imagine some of the play from the stands looked good but it was just the final bit again, we did not finish it off.

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“We completely pinned them in the second-half, played really well, the game plan was perfect.

“We have come to a team who are fifth and been the better team for large chunks of the game - it was just that final ball.

“I thought the subs made an impact - Tom (Whelan) and Nathan (Tyson) - we created three chances when they came on and we created chances before that.

“All in all all it is a positive day, it could have been a really good day.”

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New signing Danny Rowe made his debut and showed ‘flashes’ of quality, the boss said.

But it was Joel Taylor who was recalled to the side who caught the eye.

“He needs to show more of that because he needs to show the supporter-base what he is all about, I brought him here for a reason, he is a talented lad and hopefully he can take some belief from that,” Rowe added.