“It’s a big test for us”

Midfielder Jim Kellermann has labelled Saturday’s fixture against Wealdstone as a big test as the Spireites look to bounce back after a heavy defeat last weekend.

Speaking to the media, he said: “They’re all difficult. The first time we played these it was at home, and I was on loan at the time, and the boys were saying that these are a really good team.

“They pass the ball and if you look through this season, we’ve struggled against teams in that pocket of the league.

“It’s a big test for us to see what we’re about. I think we’ve put a few things right on the training ground this week.

“You’ll see a team that we’re used to watching more than the weekend against Wealdstone.”

Chesterfield were beaten 4-1 at home to Grimsby Town last week and Kellermann believes that the team is ready put things right at Grosvenor Vale on Saturday.

“Initially, a bit of disappointment,” Kellermann said. “It was probably our worst performance of the season – especially at home. 

“It’s unlike us. The other games where we might not have performed as well, we’ve always been in a battle with the other team.

“It wasn’t the case on Saturday, but we’ll put it behind us. Everyone is keen to get back on it and put it right this weekend, as you would expect.”

On Thursday, it was announced that Gary Roberts had rejoined the Spireites as part of Paul Cook’s coaching team.

Kellermann spoke about how Roberts has been since he has come in, saying: “He’s been in and around it already and I think he’s just assessing the squad. You can almost sense it.

“He’s been quite quiet but then he’s spoken to individuals and stuff like that. He seems like a nice bloke.

“I’ve had a few sessions with him now and his methods are decent. I’m looking forward to working with him.”