Boss looking for ruthless streak

Boss looking for ruthless streak

James Rowe believes his side must be ‘ruthless’ when they take on fellow play-off contenders Bromley at the Technique Stadium on Saturday (12:30).

He said: “They are a strong team. The new manager has had a good start with the wins and a draw. They’re going to be coming here full of confidence themselves.

“They are going to want to get another positive result. They’ve shown what they can do on TV against Stockport as well where they grew into the game.

“We know what threats they have got. They have obviously got a goalscorer up top in Michael [Cheek]; he’s a big threat with his goal return.

“We know what we can do and with their shape, I’m sure we can open them up. It will take patience, but when we get those opportunities, we must take them and be ruthless.”

Akwasi Asante was forced off the second half against Borheam Wood on Tuesday and Rowe described the injury as ‘not looking good’.

The Spireites boss gave an update on the striker, saying: “Not great. We don’t know the severity of the injury still. We find out this afternoon. He’s had the scan.

“Unfortunately, with everything going on in the hospitals at the moment, there’s been a slight delay on the specialists reading. I’ll have an update after the game tomorrow.”

Goalkeeper James Montgomery signed on Monday night from Gateshead on a short-term contract and Rowe thinks the 26-year-old will bring good experience and competition.

“He’s a really good addition for us,” Rowe said. “He’s done very well at Fylde. Gateshead’s season has been null and void.

“For James and us it was a good fit. He will provide great competition with his experience at this level.”