Spireites set to face an Aldershot side with ‘nothing to lose’

Paul Cook believes that they will be coming up against an Aldershot Town side that have ‘nothing to lose’ on Saturday.

Speaking to the media, he said: “There has been a lot of change there; they’ve brought new players in like a lot of clubs in the division. They will be disappointed with the start, but Solihull are a very strong team.

“They will come here with nothing to lose and everything to gain. And again for us, it’s a really challenging game. There are no secrets in football anymore, but the most important thing is what goes on the pitch.

“Aldershot are a good football club traditionally and historically have put a lot of good teams together. They will have ambitions of their own.

“It will be a tough test for us on Saturday. We’ve got to make sure that our habits and our patterns of play are what we want, and we get in the correct areas where hopefully we can hurt Aldershot.”

The Spireites have been on the look out for a goalkeeper after Lucas Covolan received a straight red card in the 2-2 draw against Dorking Wanderers.

Cook mentioned that the search for a shot-stopper has been concluded with an announcement coming soon.

“I think we have concluded the search and we will probably be making an announcement soon on that matter,” he said.

“I think as all our supporters can understand to get a keeper to come in and be just cover for three games is nearly impossible. We’ve been put in a really difficult situation, and we are going to make the best of that situation for ourselves.”

Chesterfield opens the doors to the Technique Stadium for the first time for the 2022/23 National League season.

The 55-year-old is looking forward to providing supporters with entertainment but acknowledges that the Shots will be tough opponents.

Cook stated: “I can’t wait. The supporters have had a lot of anticipation over the summer seeing a bit of change at the club in terms of personnel.

“We had an okay pre-season in terms of results and then last week we had on reflection a disappointing start to the season for me. We move on to a test this week against Aldershot that could be equally as difficult.”