'We owe them one,' says Chesterfield manager ahead of Bromley clash

Chesterfield will be out to inflict revenge on Bromley when they visit the Technique Stadium on Saturday.

By Liam Norcliffe
Friday, 3rd September 2021, 2:53 pm

The Ravens scored a last-minute winner against the Blues in Derbyshire last season and although James Rowe’s men came out on top in the reverse fixture they will still want to make sure they collect all three points on home soil this time.

"We owe them one from last year when they beat us late on,” Rowe said.

“They (Bromley) have had a tricky start because they didn’t play in the first game of the season because of Grimsby’s Covid situation.

Chesterfield manager James Rowe and Bromley boss Andy Woodman on the touchline last time at the Technique.

"They have then had a difficult game at Dagenham who are in great form from the back end of last year and they have started really well.

"But they have responded to a bit of adversity with a good win against Eastleigh and a clean sheet so I am sure they are going to come here with confidence.

"I think it will be a good advert for the National League with two teams going head-to-head early in the season.”

Rowe said it would be ‘disrespectful’ to Aldershot, Wealdstone and King’s Lynn Town to comment on whether this will be Chesterfield’s toughest test so far this season but Bromley’s play-off finish last season would suggest it will be.

Woodman’s side have lost 4-2 at Dagenham and Redbridge and beaten Eastleigh 3-0 so far.

"They have recruited new players, they have got a decent budget there and a manager who has started quite well in his tenure,” Rowe added.