Why John Pemberton does not think Chesterfield are under as much pressure to beat AFC Fylde in relegation clash

John Pemberton has tried to ease the pressure on his players ahead of Saturday’s relegation clash against AFC Fylde.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 12:03 pm

Town are one place and three points ahead of their opponents in the National League relegation zone.

A win for the Spireites could lift them out of the bottom four and caretaker manager Pemberton believes there was more pressure on them in their two previous games.

"I don't want to be getting carried away because there is work to do,” he said.

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"They are slowly gaining confidence, obviously the two wins have helped.

"We have done alright in most games and we have ridden our luck a little bit.

"I said right at the start we would need a bit of luck and we have had that.

"We are going into another big game. Is it a massive game? I think they are all massive games.

John Pemberton.

"I think the two games we had previously were probably bigger because we were five points adrift.

"I felt there was more pressure on those games than there is this one.

"If we can get another win it will make another step towards what is a big challenge.”

On Jim Bentley’s Fylde team, he added: “I saw the (FA Cup) game at Sheffield United and they are not bad.

"It is another tough game.

"I am sure they are desperate to win and we are desperate to win.

"No stone will be unturned to help us get three points on Saturday."