Asante expects “different type of game” against Solihull

Ahead of the Spireites’ second game in quick succession against Solihull Moors, striker Akwasi Asante expects it to be a different challange to the one faced at the weekend.

He said; “It’s going to be very tough. They’ll want to get one back at us after Saturday. They’re a good team, they like to keep the ball and they are dangerous on the break.

“I think it’s going to be a different type of game away from home. We might have to be a bit more patient and expect them to have a bit more of the ball, bit it shouldn’t be a problem. We can deal with that.

“As long as we can keep doing what we are doing, we don’t fear anyone. At the minute, we believe every game we go into we can win. That’s the right mentality to take every game as it comes.”

Asante, who followed manager James Rowe from Gloucester City, has scored four goals in six appearances since, including a hat-trick against Barnet last month.

The 28-year-old is loving life in North Derbyshire, saying: “I’m enjoying my football and for me that’s the main thing. I just want to be happy when I’m out there and I think the gaffer has brought that to my game.

“I really enjoy playing for the gaffer. He gives me freedom, he let’s me play my game. It gives me the freedom to express myself.

“Sometimes you can get a bit restricted when you get too much information, but I feel like it gives me freedom and a chance to express myself.”

The forward had a spell at Solihull Moors between 2015 and 2017 and recalls some happy times with the Birmingham side.

“Solihull brings back great memories because we won the league,” he said. “It was my first full season in men’s football after leaving Birmingham City.

“We had a great season; I finished top goalscorer and we got promoted, so it is all good memories at Solihull Moors.”

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