Approach for manager turned down

Spireites chief executive John Croot has confirmed that a formal approach from Southend United to speak to James Rowe about their managerial vacancy has been turned down.

He said: “James is fully committed to the job he took on here just short of a year ago.

“Both parties set out a clear plan when James was appointed and that has not changed.

“We enjoy a good working relationship and James shares our vision for the future of the club.”