Chesterfield prepare for the Lions Den

Spireites at the New Den
Spireites at the New Den

With no midweek game this week, it’s been all eyes on the trip to Millwall on Saturday for Spireites.

Chesterfield have to go back to 1981 to find their last win in the Lions’ Den, and keeper Tommy Lee is expecting the manager and his staff to use the time to assimilate the recent signings, including this week’s new man Liam O’Neil from West Brom, into the style of play required.

“I’m sure Mal Purchase (fitness coach) and the gaffer will have something lined up for us” said Lee. “The gaffer will like having us on the training pitch, learning the way he wants to play, but it’s still early days, we have only been under him for two or three months so we’re going to get better.

“The gaffer said after the Rochdale game that they have been a team together for two and a half years and you can see they’re organised. They’ve got a game plan where they can play short or go long and that’s what we need to strive to try and achieve.

“We have some very good players, so once we can get that organisation into the team the talented players that we do have will be able to flourish.”

The weekend will Lee visits the New Den for the first time. He said: “It is another big game, they have recently been relegated, we’ll go down there and try and get the win like we always do.”