'It is a privilege to put smiles on faces', says proud Chesterfield manager James Rowe

Proud boss James Rowe says it is a ‘privilege’ to bring some ‘hope’ to Chesterfield fans during lockdown and that they are ‘giving it all for the badge’.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 6:04 pm

More than a year has passed since Spireites supporters were able to attend a game and people in general have lost their jobs and struggled with day-to-day life.

Town’s impressive form, which has led them to the play-off places, has given the Blues’ faithful something to get excited about and the best could still be yet to come.

“I really do think the form of the team is really helping our community and our people in the town to really have something to focus on rather than work or their worries,” Rowe said.

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The Spireites have won all of their last four games.
The Spireites have won all of their last four games.

“I think it is really bringing people together and that is the most pleasurable thing.

"To put smiles and faces and to give people hope, I think that is the most important thing here.

"It is a privilege to be able to play a part in that.

“If we don’t get there, in that final destination of where we want to be, it won’t be for the want of trying, I can assure you.

"Everyone is working at full tilt to produce their best possible performance every day. We are giving our all for the badge.”

Meanwhile, Rowe did not want to comment too much on Dover Athletic’s punishment for failing to fulfill their fixtures but believes one aspect of the outcome was correct.

“I don’t like to comment on other clubs and they are going through a legal process now from what I have read,” he added.

“I think the expungement of the results was the best way to go. I don’t think you can give clubs three-nil wins because you don’t know what is going to happen in those games. I think they have chosen the right option on that, but that is as far as I would like to comment on that.”

Chesterfield are next in action on Saturday when they travel to strugglers King’s Lynn Town (3pm KO).

The Spireites then have three home games in a row against Boreham Wood, Bromley and FC Halifax Town.