Chesterfield boss James Rowe on importance of not 'over dramatising' any adversity

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James Rowe says it is important not to ‘over dramatise’ any adversity that comes Chesterfield’s way between now and the end of the season.

The Spireites moved into the play-off places for the first time after the win against Weymouth but Rowe acknowledges that they are now the ones being hunted down.

He said: “It is different now, people are chasing you. I have said that to the players.

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“We have obviously been chasing for a while, we are in there at this moment in time but it is where you are on May 29.

Chesterfield manager James Rowe.Chesterfield manager James Rowe.
Chesterfield manager James Rowe.

“We have got to make sure that if any adversity comes that we don’t over dramatise it.

“There are 14 cup finals, and then hopefully three more.”

Rowe’s first objective when he was appointed was to achieve safety and Chesterfield have done that with ease.

“I think we can take great confidence that we have still got nine or so weeks left of the season and we have achieved that first objective from when I came into the club,” he said.

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“To do that with 14 games in a real pat on the back to the staff, to the players and to the board.

“Now can we secure a play-off place and can we do it as early as possible? That is going to be a big ask because there are 10 or 11 teams chomping at the bit to get in there.

“It is exciting. Everyone is really buying into it. There is a real togetherness on and off the field. Some of the messages we are receiving are truly outstanding.”