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Micky Ahead Of Chesterfield

18 August 2015

Gaffer looking forward to Greenhous Meadow test

Town welcome Chesterfield to the Greenhous Meadow and manager Micky Mellon is looking forward to the test.

After a week which was seen a defeat, a win and a draw Town will be looking to use their home advantage this evening.

Last season saw Town turn the Greenhous Meadow into their own with a great home record over the season which helped to build the foundations for promotion.

Micky is again looking to his side to turn their home ground into a fortress;”You always want to be strong on your home ground and performance-wise we always want to do better and there are certain areas we want to improve in.

“But the exciting thing for us is we know there’s improvement in that group - they’re going to get better and better.

“It’s important we make this place a difficult one for teams to come because we picked up an awful lot of points here last season.

With a lot of the Town squad being part of the side that won promotion last season they already know the strength their home ground can give then;”There’s a massive percentage of them who have been here for the 14-15 months and they know they have made this a tough place to come.
“We want to continue to do that.

Tonight’s visitors Chesterfield will pose Town a different challenge from the physical styles that Millwall and Bradford both posed;”They’re a very good footballing side and they want to get it down and pass it from the back and pass it through the thirds.

“They have some very good and experienced players so I expect a really good game of football.”

Chesterfield were promoted to League 1 a few seasons back and they then went on to challenge for the play-offs the following season.  It shows what a team with the momentum of promotion can do but Micky isn’t looking too far into the future;”It’s always difficult to compare because the circumstances are very different but certainly we’re not in this league just to make the numbers up.

“We’re in it to be a real force and we want to be seen as a really good team.

“But we’ll only be able to do that if we take every half and game as it comes and continue to try to improve performances.

“Chesterfield making the play-offs in their first season up is a great achievement for them but I think the circumstances are different.

“But we’re in here to try to push on and do very well.

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