Rowe looking to make home advantage count

Rowe looking to make home advantage count

The Spireites welcome King’s Lynn Town to the Technique Stadium on Tuesday evening and James Rowe is looking to make home advantage count.

He said: “They have a very experienced coach who knows his stuff. We have to respect every opponent and we won’t be taking King’s Lynn lightly at all.

“They’re inconsistent, similar to Dagenham. They pick up good results, they pick up not so good results.

“We want to start on the front foot and make our home ground count. Hopefully we can push on and get the three points.

“They have been financially backed by the owner, they have back-to-back promotions and they’ll be looking to stay in the National League.

“They have a few additions that we know very well in Tyler [Denton] and [Alex] Kiwomya. If they play, I’m sure it will add a bit of spice towards the occasion.”

At the weekend, Chesterfield gained a commendable point away at Dagenham & Redbridge despite having only ten men for over 80 minutes of the game.

Rowe was thrilled with his side’s performance at the weekend, saying: “I thought we were magnificent. There has been some adversity thrown at us, out of our control in the last six weeks.

“To go down to ten men in those circumstances, to roll our sleeves up and go ahead twice, credit to the boys.

“We managed out the game quite comfortably in the end. It shows that we are in a good place.”

Tom Whelan was the player sent off at the weekend and Rowe has confirmed that there will be an appeal against the decision as well as welcoming back a midfielder from suspension.

“We have appealed the Tom Whelan [red card],” Rowe said. “We will see; we can only do our bit. We will wait and hear if Tom is available.

“Obviously Jak [McCourt] comes back into the reckoning because it was a one-match suspension. Other than that, everyone else is available that was available for selection on Saturday.”