“I can’t wait,” says Rowe

“I can’t wait,” says Rowe

Prior to the Spireites’ final home game against Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday (3pm), James Rowe gave his pre-match views ahead of the return of spectators to the Technique Stadium.

He said: “I think it might benefit us with the position we’re in because they also have to go for the jugular. They are a technical team, which will suit us as well.

“They will want to play football that will be expansive and that will help us as well. We are that type of team.

“Their two strikers are major threats and have been major threats at this level for a while. They’ve come together at Dagenham and hit form.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the game as a mark as to where we are. They’ll focus on themselves I’m sure and they will want to come here and turn us over.”

Chesterfield have struggled with numerous injuries to key players in recent weeks and Rowe stated that the players with knocks will still be chomping at the bit to play at the weekend.

“It’s the usual at the moment. We are limping over the line. However, there are a few players that won’t be able to stop playing.

“They want to do it for the club. It’s a must-win tomorrow, but it’s also a must-win for the opposition.”

There have been no fans at the Technique Stadium for 445 days. However, around 3,000 fans will back the Spireites in the important clash with Dagenham & Redbridge and Rowe is looking forward to the return of spectators.

With a smile on his face, Rowe said: “I can’t wait, it’s been a long wait. The messages I’ve been receiving the last two days have been outstanding.

“There’s a real togetherness. I’m sure the lucky ones that have got their tickets can’t wait for the game to get started.”