John Pemberton has issued this warning to his Chesterfield players

John Pemberton has warned his Chesterfield players they will have to “earn the right” to be picked in the starting line-up.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 6:34 pm

The caretaker boss has made training “intense” in his short time in charge and he says he has had a positive response so far.

The 55-year-old likes to get involved in training and interact with the players and admits he is a bit “full on.”

"I want them all to fight to get in the team,” Pemberton said.

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"No one has got a divine right to play.

"I think the training has mirrored that this week.

"If they want to get in the team they have got to earn the right to get in the team.

"We are in a relegation fight I can't afford to have people moping and to be fair they haven't.

John Pemberton.

"They have accepted the challenge.

"Sometimes talk is cheap so what I have said is we need to start seeing some action of people start taking responsibility and I will say again they have been great so we will see."

Meanwhile, Pemberton has revealed that none of his players are closing to leaving the club.

"No enquiries about any of the players at the moment, whether that changes as we move forward but no I have not had anyone on the phone to enquire about any of ours,” he added.

"At the moment I can't afford to let anyone go because of the situation we are in."