Gunning looking to apply pressure

Ahead of Tuesday night’s home game against Altrincham, Gavin Gunning, scorer of Saturday’s match-winner, spoke of the need to be on the front foot at the Technique Stadium.

He said: “We are at home and we have got to go and take the game to them, put the pressure on top of them and hopefully take the three points.

“That’s the simple fact about being at home. You can’t get ahead of yourselves; we are still a good way off the play-offs.

“But that’s where you have got to be aiming. There is no point in playing football if you’re not aiming to get up there and with the squad we’ve assembled here, you can only be looking up really.”

Gunning, who scored his first goal for the club against Notts County, thought it was a good game plan at Meadow Lane.

“When you go away from home in this league, it’s always going to be tough. Especially at a club like Notts County,” Gunning said.

“We went there with a game plan. It worked really well and we came away with the three points. Little things we can work on, but all in all we’ve got to be happy at where we’re going. 

Manager James Rowe and Gunning worked with each other at Gloucester before linking up together again with the Spireites.

The 30-year-old was delighted to be given the opportunity to rejoin Rowe, saying: “I’ve worked with the gaffer and I know what he’s about. He’s fantastic. 

“Having worked with him and knowing what he’s about, I think it was a no-brainer in coming here. The gaffer has put a really good group together.”