Former Leyton Orient manager Danny Webb will help Chesterfield 'progress' as a club, says boss James Rowe

Chesterfield’s new first-team coach Danny Webb is a ‘modern’ operator who will help the Spireites ‘progress’.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 12:03 pm

That is according to boss James Rowe who has added the 37-year-old to his backroom staff.

Webb was assistant manager to Justin Edinburgh at Leyton Orient when they won promotion from the National League in 2019 and had a short spell as first-team boss.

He also recently been working in the academy in Watford.

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New Chesterfield first-team coach Danny Webb.

Explaining why he brought him in, Rowe said: “The role here requires a lot of time for different things and I want to ensure the players get their individual development.

“They have got their individual objectives that they work to over 12-week periods and Danny can support me on that because he is a modern coach.

“The way we want to progress as a club, we need a first-team coach to be able to coach the individuals.

“He is very experienced, he has won this league underneath Justin (Edinburgh) at Leyton Orient.

“After they did not have such a good season, Justin came in midway through that season and Danny supported him and they recovered to a safe position and then the following year they won the league so I like that.

“He has been part of a transformational leadership within a club to bounce back to win the league the following year so certainly he will bring a lot to the role.”

Meanwhile, Rowe praised goalkeeper Grant Smith after the stopper signed a new one-year contract.

“He has been excellent since he came in,” Rowe added.

“His clean sheets mirror that excellence.

“The back five and the pressure from the front has played a big part in him keeping clean sheets but when called upon he has been excellent.

“I thought his recovery from his mistake against Bromley was good.

“We all make mistakes, it is just when a goalkeeper makes a mistake it is more highlighted because they are the last man protecting the goal.

“To bounce back to make the save at the end shows the type of character he is and that is the character I want in the changing room.”