Chesterfield a 'great place to be at the moment' after best start for eight years

James Rowe says Chesterfield is a ‘great place to be at the moment’ with the Spireites having made their best start to a season for eight years.

Thursday, 16th September 2021, 10:11 am

Unbeaten Town are currently second in the National League table after four wins and two draws.

Having thrown away a two-goal lead against Barnet, Rowe praised the home faithful for sticking with the the team and helping them to recover and win 4-2 on Tuesday night at the Technique Stadium.

"It was a great night and I am really proud to manage this football club,” he told the DT.

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Chesterfield beat Barnet 4-2 on Tuesday to remain unbeaten in the National League. Picture: Tina Jenner.

"It was fantastic on the sideline with the togetherness in the stadium.

"I think there is a smell in the air, you can feel it, it is a great place to be at the moment and I am delighted.”

Rowe is also pleased with the way they are ‘growing’ as a group and with how they are scoring different types of goals.

“I think the big difference from this season’s team to last is that we have got one-v-one dribblers so when teams are blocking it off deep we can go past players and that is a way of breaking a line not just forward runs and clever play,” he explained.

"I think Jeff King and Calvin Miller cause major problems with their dribbling ability and that means it creates space in the middle.

"I think we are working really well on playing different ways at the moment.”

The Blues were scheduled to travel to Woking this Saturday but the match was postponed due to Covid in the opposition camp.

Yeovil were available after their fixture against Altrincham was called off for the same reason and so it is a trip to Huish Park for Rowe’s men this weekend.

The Glovers have only played four times so far but have won their last three.

The Spireites will assess Laurence Maguire (ankle) and Curtis Weston (sickness bug) ahead of travelling to Somerset.

"We will give it our best shot,” Rowe added.

"They are in good form, they have not played tonight so they have got a rest but that does not bother me though because I know the fitness of the group.

"We will give them the full respect like we do every opponent.”