Naylor looking forward to facing former club

Tom Naylor is set to face the club he made over 120 competitive appearances for on Sunday when League One leaders Portsmouth visit Chesterfield.

The midfielder reflected on his time at the club, saying: “I loved my time at Portsmouth, it was brilliant.

“I loved the fans, the people at the club, the place, just everything about the club was fantastic and I have amazing memories there.

“Playing for a club the size of Portsmouth was great. I left with good heart and memories, for sure.

“I think my first year at Portsmouth is the one that stands out in my head.

“Playing at Wembley against Sunderland is something I’ll always remember.”

Naylor believes the Spireites have a good chance against the south-coast side.

“We’re improving each week – we believe in ourselves,” he said.

“We’ve got to approach the game the same way we approach any other.

“It’s a fantastic occasion for the supporters and a lot of the lads.

“I’m excited for the game and I know the lads will give it everything they have to try and get a result.

“We’re well aware of the threats they bring and we’re not naive; they’re a fantastic side and it’s going to be a very tough game.

“It’s a nice break from the league action with a big game against Barnet the week after, so it’s a good chance to show people what we can do on the telly, too.

“It’s an exciting fixture for everyone connected with the club.”