Chesterfield gaining impetus ahead of trip to Torquay United

Chesterfield FC V Northampton Town O Shea Goal
Chesterfield FC V Northampton Town O Shea Goal

Chesterfield travel to Torquay this weekend looking to build momentum in League Two after a resounding victory over fellow play-off hopefuls Northampton.

The Spireites put a disappointing run of form to bed with their first win in four at the Proact Stadium on Saturday.

An inspirational display by new recruit Jay O’Shea, who has put pen to paper on an 18-month contract with the club, brought the home support to their feet.

The Irishman answered Paul Cook’s pleas for Chesterfield to score first in matches while striker Marc Richards took his tally for the season to six with a quick-fire brace.

And the manager said his troops will be fully prepared ahead of the trip to Plainmoor on Saturday.

He said: “We have all week to prepare, we are professional players. We have a week to analyse games and watch DVDs to get ourselves right.

“We know we’ve got one or two Achilles heels, we’re not sitting here trying to say ‘aren’t we great’. But the harder you work the luckier you get, and we will work hard.”

Chesterfield remain 11th in the table just a point behind Southend, who they face at the Proact on January 26, in seventh and could move into the play-offs if results go their way.

Drew Talbot is still sidelined after he suffered a broken toe in the defeat to Wycombe, while Richard O’Donnell left for Stockport County on a month’s loan.

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