Pemberton: “We must move forward and keep pushing on”

Manager John Pemberton spoke to the media ahead of the Spireites’ first away game of the season at Torquay United tonight (7.45pm).

He: “We’re capable of winning. If we show the same commitment as we did on Saturday, we’ve got a great chance.

“I’m pleased with the result, but we can also play better. I can’t get too high when we win, or too low when we lose. We can do better.

“No game in this league is easy. I can’t remember any game that has ever been easy if I’m honest, they have all been tough.

“There’s not much between each team. Tomorrow is tough and Saturday is in the past now, we must move forward and keep pushing on.”

Luke Rawson scored his first two Chesterfield goals on Saturday against Woking. The Spireites manager talked about how the young striker is handling himself.

“Rawson banged a couple of goals in this morning at training. You can see the difference in him already, he’s got a swagger about him but not an arrogant one,” Pemberton said.

“He’s a young lad learning his trade, he trusts what we’re doing. It’s a long-term plan, it’s important to have home grown players and he’s one for the future.

“He wants to play for this club. I want him to be put into the team and stay there. It’s important that we nurture him, however. He’s at a good club to develop at.”

New signing Alex Kiwomya played the full 90 minutes on Saturday as well as scoring on his second debut.

On the winger, the gaffer said: “We had to monitor his fitness, he played a few games out in Turkey over the summer.

“I wasn’t planning on him playing for 90 minutes on Saturday if I’m honest, however he did. I thought he did really well.”

Two players who missed out on the matchday squad on Saturday were Nathan Tyson and Joesf Yarney.

Providing an update on the duo, Pemberton said: “Yarney was injured on Saturday. We’ve got bodies now though so someone can fill in. Tyson trained today [Monday], he’s getting there now, which is positive.”