“We’ve got to be fully focused on getting a positive result”

“We’ve got to be fully focused on getting a positive result”

The Spireites travel to the Kingfield Stadium on Saturday to take on Woking and manager James Rowe is ready for a hugely important National League fixture.

He said: “Woking’s results haven’t been so good in the last ten, but nothing is easy. Nothing’s a given in this league.

“We’ve got to make sure we are fully focused and fully respect Woking, which we will. We need to make sure we perform to the levels that we want to.

“We’ve got be more ruthless in both 18-yard boxes. Results haven’t been so good in the last seven games. We need to use all our energy and realise that we are a good team.

“We’ve just got to focus on ourselves, one game at a time. It’s Woking tomorrow and we’ve got to be fully focused on getting a positive result.”

The Chesterifeld squad has been depleted in recent weeks due to quite a few injuries. 

However, with Curtis Weston and Gavin Gunning returning to full fitness, Rowe gave an update on Joel Taylor who was taken off at half time during the loss to Hartlepool United.

“The only one not available is Joel Taylor who picked up an injury at Hartlepool, hence why he came off at half time,” Rowe said.

“He’s out for two to three weeks. It’s a groin strain – grade one. We couldn’t risk him the other day and subsequently it was the right decision. It’s a grade one/grade two maximum.”

With only five games of the season to go, Rowe spoke about what his team needs to do in order to secure a play-off spot.

“It’s important that we do stick to our principles and what we want to be working on,” he said. “I have no doubts that we will do that.

“The players have been with me and the staff long enough to know the expectancy of individual objectives for each game. We’ve got to make sure we maintain those levels.”