“We are definitely going there to win the game”

“We are definitely going there to win the game”

James Rowe believes that the Spireites clash with Barnet on Saturday (3pm) will be a different game to the one the two sides contested in December.

He said: “They got a draw at Bromley and also narrowly lost to Stockport in the 83rd minute. I think it will be a different game.

“I think the manager has come out and said they have 11 warriors. Just been told that this morning by the staff, so they will be right up for it.

“We’ve got to make sure we play to our potential, but I’m confident. Bravery comes in different ways and for me bravery tomorrow is taking the ball.

“We are definitely going there to win the game and hopefully we’ll be on the coach with three points.”

Defenders Fraser Kerr and Gavin Gunning were both forced off with injuries during the game against Sutton United.

Rowe provided an update on the injury news, saying: “Good news on Fraser, the structure of his knee is okay. It was a bad knock. It shouldn’t be long term.

“Unfortunately, Gavin’s is a hamstring injury. It was pretty clear when he pulled up, but again it’s good news that it could be a quicker recovery than we first thought.”

Rowe believes that his side needs to show consistent behaviour from the 17 games left of the regular National League season.

“Wins and losses can’t affect the mindset,” Rowe said. “We have to be consistent in our behaviour and I think we are getting there.

“Let’s take a step back. We have come such a long way. We are nearly averaging two points a game, right on the cusp of that and that’s promotion form.

“Seven games left, if we accumulate the same number of points [as the first 18 games of Rowe’s tenure], we won’t be far wrong.”