‘I really enjoy working with these players’

First-team coach Gary Roberts spoke about the difference in styles between Wrexham and Notts County ahead of the Spireites’ televised clash with the latter this Saturday.

Speaking to the media, he said: “They have a totally different style than Wrexham. There is no right or wrong style; Wrexham are more direct than Notts County.

“Luke Williams is a terrific coach. His teams have played football and he’s gone into management and kept the same style.

“They are a good team. They totally dominated the game at Gateshead and should’ve won. I thought they played really well.

“I enjoy watching them and working on them. We’ll come up with a plan where we feel we can get our good players where they can cause problems.”

The fixture against Wrexham on Tuesday night provided a crowd of over 8,000 people for a National League game.

Saturday’s game looks set to involve even more supporters with around 2,000 Chesterfield fans heading to Meadow Lane and Roberts believes it will be a good game.

“It will be a good game. It’s two good team who are desperate to win and desperate to get out of this division,” he said.

“Our fans will turn up – we know that – and they get decent fans as well. The pitch will be nice and it should settle for a good game.”

The Spireites have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the 2022/23 National League season with seven points from nine.

The former Blues midfielder spoke about the strong bond being built at the Technique Stadium between the players and the coaches.

Roberts said: “As a coach, it’s nice to see the players leave the building happy – it’s a good feeling. They come in and work hard every single day.

“I really enjoy working with these players. They are not just good players but they are good humans. I enjoy speaking to them.

“We eat together every day and it’s such a good group to be around. We might lose five on the spin but it doesn’t change the fact these lads work hard and are good people.”