James Rowe insists that the Spireites will be up for the challenge posed by FC Halifax Town when they visit the Technique Stadium on Tuesday night (7.45pm).
Chesterfield are looking to put the disappointment of Saturday’s defeat at home to Bromley behind them and the manager acknowledges the size of the task they face against Halifax.
He said: “They’re in these league positions for the last two seasons for a reason and they’ve recruited well again. They’re looking to get a play-off place, like us.
“We’re in probably exactly the same position. We’ve got a couple of games in hand and they come to our place first.
“We go to their place in the last game of the season, so it’s two big games. We know what their strengths are – we’ve had a good look at them – and we’re ready to go.”
Reflecting on the Bromley match, Rowe said: “I was pleased with our performance and we should have won the game.
“We played our usual game and had our usual impact on the game. The statistics back that up, but the only statistic that matters though is that they scored two goals and we scored one.”
Rowe pointed to key moments at either end which affected the outcome, saying: “There were four things that led to the second goal.
“We had vast penalty area entries to score and there should have been three penalties. The last one was as blatant as it can be.”
Rowe provided an update on Curtis Weston, who limped off during the Bromley match, commenting: “He’s sore so we’re going to have to see how he is over the next 24 hours.”
The manager also talked about Akwasi Asante, who faces a long-term absence with an ACL injury. “He’ll come back stronger, there’s no doubt,” said Rowe. “He’s in a lot brighter spirits and all he wants is for us to finish the job.”
Looking forward to what promises to be a thrilling conclusion to the campaign, Rowe added: “Hold on to your hats because it’s going to be some ride this last seven weeks!”
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