Rowe expecting ‘really tasty game’

The Spireites travel to Wales to face Wrexham on Saturday (3pm) and James Rowe is expecting the clash to be a ‘really tasty game’.

He said: “They lost three on the bounce and they bounced back with two 4-0 wins. Everything is rosy in their garden.

“They are on a good run of form with their last two wins and two clean sheets. But I’m sure it’s going to be a really tasty game.

“They’ve brought a couple of players in and it seems to have given them a lift. They are consistent in what they are doing.

“I really respect their manager. He’s had a good time there in both stints and they are pushing on. So, it’s going to be a really exciting game and we’ll be ready.”

Danny Rowe signed from League Two side Bradford City on Thursday afternoon for an undisclosed fee and the boss is looking forward to working with the prolific striker.

“We got close in January before he went to Bradford,” he stated. “We were close to signing him. It didn’t work out because he wanted to continue in the EFL.

“An opportunity arose in the last eight days after we lost Akwasi [Asante]. A lot of talks going on and I’m really, really pleased that he has chosen his future with us.

“It is clear that Danny’s goalscoring record is proven at this level. He can change a game on its head; he’s an artist. We’ve got to make sure that we play to his strengths.”

Asante and Haydn Hollis have both suffered bad injuries in the past month which have required surgery.

Rowe gave an update on how the pair are doing, saying: “[Akwasi] saw a specialist on Thursday. We’ve got to give praise to Nick, our physio, to identify what it was without the scan. It’s exactly what they thought and hopefully he’ll be going under the knife in next week or so.

“[Haydn] has had a successful operation at the start of this week. He’s resting up at home with his family. It went well; the best it can be and he’s on the timeframe we thought.”