Chesterfield can achieve something 'really special' this season, says midfielder Curtis Weston
Curtis Weston says Chesterfield have put themselves in a position to achieve something ‘really special’ this season.
The Spireites are challenging for the play-offs in the last month of the campaign which was unthinkable six months ago when they were fighting relegation.
The 34-year-old has been one of Town’s top performers again this year but promotion is the only accolade the experienced midfielder is focusing on.
Weston said: “Like the gaffer has said we have done not anything yet, we have done well so far, but there is still a job to be done and we have put ourselves in an incredible position where we can go and do something really, really special this season. I am confident and excited about that.”
The former Gillingham and Barnet man is enjoying his time playing under manager James Rowe, who he says demands intensity, discipline and provides a ‘clear roadmap’ of what you need to do to play in his team.
The Spireites’ squad is almost unrecognisable from the one they started the season with but Rowe’s recruitment has brought instant success and Weston is confident that building blocks have been put in place whether they achieve promotion or not this year.
“I think all the lads that have come in are gelling really well,” the midfielder said. “There is a good togetherness. There are no bad eggs in the squad at all. The gaffer has done well to bring in a certain type of character and really good players as well so that has helped us get together a lot quicker. There is good competition and it makes you stay on your toes and play your best football.
“We are really strong with the right characters so it is really pleasing that a lot of us are going to be together next season, hopefully in the Football League, but for whatever reason if it is not then you look at a really, really side in the National League with the aim being to go up.”
The goals have dried up a little bit for Chesterfield in recent weeks and Weston knows they have to be ‘ruthless’ if they are to get back to winning ways.
Losing star man Akwasi Asante to a ruptured ACL has not helped, and Weston himself is being managed game-to-game with a sore Achilles.
“It is not ideal with the games coming thick and fast with no rest period in between where ideally that is what I would need to get back fully fit but I have just got to take it one day at a time,” he explained.
The Blues have had some tough fixtures and they have got some more on the horizon with Hartlepool United on Saturday and Torquay United two days later.
If Chesterfield can dig in and pick up some points then it sets them up for some games against teams who have nothing to play for.
“It is probably our toughest run at the moment,”Weston added.
“I think the next two or three games can start shaping what it is going to be looking like towards the end of the season. “