Chairman issues rallying call

Chesterfield FC v Tranmere Rovers
Chesterfield FC v Tranmere Rovers

Stevenage, Chesterfield FC’s opponents this weekend, are pushing for their third straight promotion.

And following their 3-1 FA Cup replay exit at Tottenham in midweek, chairman Phil Wallace issued a rallying call to followers.

He praised the 4,000 fans who made the trip to White Hart Lane for their fine vocal support and pledged that cash raised from the team’s exploits in the knock-out competition would be invested wisely.

Wallace said the money would be spent on loan players, new contracts for key players, increasing the playing budget for next season and establishing Championship quality facilities at their training ground.

He said: “To come from the first round without conceding a goal until the 25th minute of the fifth round is simply immense.’’

Wallace added that he was proud of his players and wanted a bumper attendance at the Lamex Stadium on Saturday for the visit of John Sheridan’s men.

Stevenage are currently placed eighth in the League One table on 50 points and they are looking to climb into the play-off frame.

After winning the National Conference in 2009/10, they gained promotion to League One by defeating Torquay 1-0 in the 2010/11 play-off final.

The Hertfordshire side drew 1-1 at the B2net in August but the Spireites have been cheered by clean sheets in their last two games.

A Jordan Bowery goal saw them defeat Tranmere Rovers 1-0 at home on Saturday while they drew 0-0 at Preston on Tuesday.

Sheridan will be hoping that his team can keep up the good work on Saturday.

Bowery is pictured after scoring the winner against Tranmere.