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MATCH PREVIEW | Brown previews Spireites

13 October 2016

Blues Boss on Chesterfield clash....

Phil Brown has every confidence in his squad to improve the current position in the League One table as Blues return to Roots Hall to face Chesterfield this weekend.

Currently 22nd, but level on points with this weekend’s visitors in 17th, Blues head into the game unbeaten in their last five at home and close to a fully fit squad.

But Brown is looking for his team to cause Chesterfield more problems for than they did for Rochdale last time out.

“It’s been a good week to tell you the truth because you can only bounce off the players that you’ve got,” said Brown.

“I’ve made reference to it in my programme notes about honesty and hard work and I think if the players were downing tools and not working hard on the training ground I would be a worried man, but they’re not.

“Bottom line is, I think we’ve got enough and I believe in the players that we’ve got.

“We’ve just got to get that confidence level and performance level right on Saturday against a team in a fairly similar situation.

“I thought last Saturday, more than any game this season, we didn’t do enough with the ball or create enough chances and cause Rochdale enough problems.

“That’s been my message this week, apart from the hard work and honesty, is to get on the ball and express themselves.

“That’s what I want them to do on Saturday. If it ends up 5-4 and we win the game I don’t care so long as we win the game.”

Brown says Nile Ranger, Anthony Wordsworth, Ryan Inniss, and Anton Ferdinand are all nearing full fitness, giving him more options to choose from.

“If you look at the three games before the Rochdale game, we were one minute away from winning all three.

“And then at Rochdale I picked the wrong team and the wrong system to try and get a result.

“Hopefully I won’t be making that mistake again and the formation and the team I select on Saturday will be a brave enough one and a good enough one to win the game.”

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