Harrogate Town boss compliments Chesterfield ahead of Proact clash

Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver is surprised to see Chesterfield struggling in the National League relegation zone.

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, 2:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, 2:20 pm

The Spireites are fourth bottom of the division but have won four of their last six under caretaker boss John Pemberton.

High-flying Harrogate, who are second in the league and have won their last four in all competitions, are the visitors to the Proact tonight.

Weaver told the Harrogate Advertiser: "I watched their last game and they were very good second half, and you're thinking 'how are they in the bottom four?'

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"John Pemberton has done a brilliant job and they've got some big players.

“Nathan Tyson, who is on loan there, he'll be a threat because last time out he scored a hat-trick in 45 minutes.

"We just have to be brave and hopefully dominate possession as much as possible and get on the front foot.”

He added: "It's another big game against another ex-Football League club at a great stadium to visit, and hopefully we can put in a similar performance to last year when we beat them, and hopefully get a similar result.

Simon Weaver, manager of Harrogate Town.

"We'll be taking a lot of supporters, I would imagine, and we just need to keep the hammer down now."