Danny Wilson says every remaining game is big for Spireites, no added emphasis on visit of fellow strugglers Crewe

Colchester United vs Chesterfield - Lee Novak and Ollie Banks celebrate - Pic By James Williamson
Colchester United vs Chesterfield - Lee Novak and Ollie Banks celebrate - Pic By James Williamson

Danny Wilson won’t be placing any more emphasis on Saturday’s visit of Crewe than he would on any of the remaining games in the League One season.

The Chesterfield boss admits the clash with their fellow strugglers is an important one, but he sees every single one of the 15 games left in the fixture list as important.

Speaking at Thursday’s press conference he said: “I think it’s a big game, but we’ve 15 big games to go.

“Nothing will be pivotal in this game, (but) it could be the start of a good run from our point of view.

“From my point of view you have to start somewhere.”

A good starting point for the manager would be improving on Chesterfield’s results at the Proact, where they’ve won only three times in the league this season.

He said: “The home form has been poor, you can’t hide from that fact.

“The performances at certain times have been very good, but you need points to show from your efforts and that hasn’t been anywhere near consistent enough.

“If we get the home form right we’ll be fine, that will be certain, but we have to start sooner rather than later.”

Both Lee Novak and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake will be available for selection, having made their comebacks from the bench on Tuesday night following illness and injury respectively.

And they could line up against a Crewe side who haven’t tasted defeat in six outings.

Wilson is well aware of how stubborn Saturday’s opposition can be.

“I’ve seen them twice in the last month, they’ve been excellent at times. “ he said.

“Last week at Walsall they could have been three or four down in the first half an hour, they rode the storm well and came back second half on top of the game.

“This league is very tight, teams playing well can beat anybody.

“We won’t look at the league and think it’s going to be any easier because of position, they’re six games unbeaten now so they’re obviously doing something right.”