Chesterfield skipper Sam Morsy expects nothing less than a tough battle away to League One bottom side Crewe Alexandra as the Spireites look to halt a three-game losing streak.
“Being bottom doesn’t really mean anything right now to be honest,” he said.
“During this period of the season league positions are very false. There is no easy game in this division. This will be a tough game as Crewe are fighting for their lives.”
After a great start to the season, four defeats and a draw in the five games in September have taken the wind out of the Spireites’ sails for now.
But Morsy said: “It’s always going to happen. In this league you go on good spells, you go on bad spells. It’s just about regrouping.
“There is a lot of ability in our squad. We are a new team and, after losing a lot of your better players, it’s about rebuilding. As a player you have to step up and take responsibility.”
He added: “It’s fine lines and you can’t forget we’ve had a lot of injuries. We haven’t had a consistent right back, we haven’t had a consistent midfielder to play alongside me.
“We have lost a lot of players and, at the same time, we have been unlucky with results.
“Also, you never like to blame referees but there have been some horrendous decisions against us.
“You don’t mind if you get a few of your own but we don’t seem to be getting anything at the minute. So we have just got to keep working hard and stick together.”