Chesterfield 'going in right direction' ahead of new National League season
Chesterfield are ‘going in the right direction’ with two weeks to go until the new National League season gets underway, says assistant manager Danny Webb.
Danny Rowe scored two and assisted another for Liam Mandeville as the Spireites ran out 3-1 winners against Tamworth behind closed doors at the Technique Stadium on Saturday.
Town face fellow National League side Grimsby Town on home turf next Saturday before heading to Aldershot Town for the season opener on August 21.
"The positives are we had lots of shots on goal, we played some good football and Danny Rowe has got some goals under his belt,” Webb said after the victory against Tamworth.
“I think it is always going to be difficult to get a real flowing, exciting game with no fans in the ground.
"We had a very good start, it is always tough when you miss a few chances and you don’t go in three or four up at the break and you give them a chance to get back in the game.
"The biggest thing the manager will be disappointed with is 15 seconds in we give away a sloppy free-kick and their lad has a free header. We have got to make sure we don’t make those sorts of mistakes going into Aldershot.
"Danny Rowe scoring two and providing the third shows the quality he has got.
"I think we had 26 shots today so it is slightly disappointing we did not score four or five.”
He added: "It is still pre-season so there is going to be the odd mistake, it was a poor goal to concede, but you would rather make those mistakes now than at Aldershot on the first game of the season.
"Things are getting ironed out slowly, we have still got two weeks to go and we are going in the right direction.
"Coming out with no injuries is the major plus."
Laurence Maguire, who went off against Bradford City 10 days ago after a blow to the head was not involved on Saturday but is ‘getting better.’
Meanwhile, Jeff King and Jamie Grimes missed out with ‘mild strains’ but should be back next week.