Manager James Rowe sets Chesterfield players points target as they continue promotion push

James Rowe has a points target he would like to achieve from the next passage of games - but he won’t be telling his players what it is.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 4:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 4:08 pm

Town are the joint-second form team in the division over the last 10 games, collecting 21 points, a tally which Rowe said exceeded his expectations.

When asked by the DT if he had another points total in mind from the next run of matches, he said: “Yes, we have.

“We always do that with my staff.

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Chesterfield manager James Rowe.

“We know what the points we will need to get to achieve a step towards the final destination we want to be come June 19.

“It is internal, the players are not aware of what that tally is. We do not want to put too much pressure on the players.

“It is important that they enjoy this moment in their careers because it is often you get a group like this where they are really enjoying what they are doing every day, there is a lot of

fun going on, but also when we cross the line in training we go to work.

“There are a lot of smiles on faces when they are playing and without a crowd here I think that says a lot about what they are doing every day.”

Although the Spireites have only just got into the top seven they are in touching distance of the teams higher up.

Leaders Sutton United are proving a tough nut to crack and showed their resilience when they won at the Technique Stadium last month.

The Blues would have to win all four of their games in hand to catch Hartlepool United in second but the gap to third-placed Torquay United is only six points.

So can Chesterfield catch second or third?

“Until it is impossible, you can achieve anything,” Rowe added.

“First, second and third is still achievable...I think that is further down the line, to be honest.

“I think we need to keep our feet firmly on the floor. We have broken into seventh but there are many teams looking upwards as well.