'Let's hope for some stability under John Pemberton', says our Chesterfield fan writer
Two back-to-back wins with no goals conceded, that's the first time this season Chesterfield have managed to do that and perhaps it is no surprise that it has happened under the new caretaker manager John Pemberton.
Thanks to Sean Dyche we have Jordan Cropper who looks useful at right-back or wing-back and when David Buchanan plays in his normal position on the left side of defence, suddenly Chesterfield have a team who can compete.
A 3-5-2 formation can now work for us whereas previously it didn't due to not having the right personnel to play it.
Last time we got back-to-back wins was in the autumn away at AFC Fylde and Wrexham.
The most peturbing things emerging from the club are that under the previous manager things weren't going well enough in training.
Training hard is surely the most obvious thing for any manager to get the players to do.
Fans pay their money to watch what they think is a professional outfit but it's now clear that behind the scenes things look like they were being run in an amateur way.
Nice to see that John Pemberton has been to have a word with Sheffield United as our old scout Paul Mitchell might have a list of players who he has been to watch who could do a job for us.
One of the most galling things about watching the Blues in non-league is that it didn't have to go this way but the last five seasons have all been relegation battles in whichever league we've been in, with management and players being brought in and discarded at an alarming rate. Let's hope for some stability under John Pemberton.
Although once again as things go a little better on the field off the pitch, it looks as though the community trust is having problems with the takeover.
It's a case of onwards to a six-pointer against AFC Fylde, the Lancashire outfit are on a poor run of form, with no wins in their last seven league games despite having had good runs in both cups.