Why Chesterfield boss James Rowe thinks playing two games in three days can be a 'trap'

Playing two games in three days can be a ‘trap’ if your focus is not on the next match, says Town boss James Rowe.

By Liam Norcliffe
Friday, 27th August 2021, 11:01 am

Chesterfield play their first home fixture of the new season on Saturday against Wealdstone before travelling to King’s Lynn Town on Bank Holiday Monday.

At the moment Rowe says his focus is fully on beating the Stones before they start thinking about the Linnets.

“That can be a trap can’t it because you can look beyond your next opponent and take your eye off the ball in terms of focus and respect for your next opponent,” Rowe said at Friday’s pre-match press conference.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

Chesterfield manager James Rowe.

"Everything is geared towards Wealdstone, when we get over that 90 minutes then my staff and myself will look towards King’s Lynn but the most important game is always the next one.”

When asked by the DT if there will be a lot of squad rotation over the two matches Rowe remained tight-lipped.

He said: "We will see where we are. Monday is not even in my line of thinking. My focus is purely on Wealdstone. We need to get over that one first and our full focus is on them.”

Two games in three days perhaps has the potential to stretch squads and cause injuries but Rowe has no problem with the fixture schedule.

"In previous seasons you have gone Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday-Monday on this week with the bank holiday so to take the Tuesday out I think is wise and then I think that opens it up for Saturday-Monday to be acceptable,” he explained.