John Pemberton talks about his "emotional attachment" to Chesterfield FC

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John Pemberton has spoken about his passion for the Spireites and his “emotional attachment” to the club.

The former Crystal Palace and Sheffield United defender is in his second spell as Chesterfield caretaker boss after previously being academy manager.

The 55-year-old has given himself every chance of landing the permanent manager’s position with results on the pitch and he has received the support of the fans.

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When asked how proud he would be to be appointed manager he said: “I enjoy working here, the players have been good.

“I would like to do it but like I say it is hard to get enthusiastic about it because I haven’t really given it a thought.

“I have got so many things that I need to get right before I get to that point and my biggest one is getting us out of the bottom four and staying in this division.

“I am emotionally attached to this at the moment.

“I have had opportunities while I have been here with other jobs but there is an attachment that I wanted to finish and that is what my focus is on.”

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John Pemberton.John Pemberton.
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Pemberton also believes the connection between the supporters and the players is growing.

He added. “The biggest thing is the connection the supporters are starting to get back with the team. That was important for me when I came in to do that.

“We always want the players to have a go, show honesty and show enthusiasm with a desire to win a football match.”