McCourt on the ‘simple’ Spireites plan for today’s visit of Morecambe

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In Jak McCourt’s mind the plan for today couldn’t be more simple – start well, win the game and send everyone home happy.

Of course life doesn’t always give you what you want, particularly when you’re Chesterfield FC.

But McCourt says the Spireites players know exactly what manager Jack Lester wants them to do and it’s now down to them to go and execute his plan against Morecambe at the Proact.

A good start will ensure the home crowd have something to sing about and reduce the chances of hearing some of the less-than-complimentary chants heard at Lincoln last week – albeit in the face of a dreadful performance from Town.

“It’s like any game, if you get a good start it gets the crowd on your side,” said McCourt.

“I think the fans here, if everyone is giving their all, that’s all you can ask for.

“We’ll set out to come out firing.

“We want to try and get an early goal and push on from there.”

Given Morecambe’s early season struggles and lowly position in League Two, today’s clash takes on added importance for bottom side Chesterfield.

McCourt says their full focus is on this fixture and they can’t afford to look any further ahead.

“Every game is massive for us now,” he said.

“The players we’ve got in that dressing room, we shouldn’t be where we are.

“We just need to get points on the board and go game by game.”

And with an uninterrupted week’s training under Lester and his management team behind them, full responsibility for the result rests on the players come 3pm.

“The new manager, the way he sets out, he’ll make sure everyone is giving their all.

“It’s on the players.

“He’s said what he wants us to do and it’s up to us to show it on game day.”