Assistant manager, Leam Richardson, believes the club got exactly what they wanted out of their first pre-season game against Buxton.
The club came out 3-0 winners in Saturday’s game and Richardson was pleased with the professionalism the players showed. He said: “Buxton are a good team, they had a good appetite and we used two very mixed sides but they all did well.”
Goals from Armand Gnanduillet, Jimmy Ryan and Eoin Doyle sealed the victory and Richardson was keen to highlight Spireites attacking strength. He said: “We’ve got quality going forward and when we play how we want to play hopefully we will get even more productive.”
Richardson was keen to stress how the effort the players have put in to get match-fit for the season, with missing players Tommy Lee and Nathan Smith expected back in training at the end of next week. He also felt that if the application the players have shown in training is kept up it could lead to a successful campaign for Chesterfield FC.
He added: “If we keep adding good players, keep getting stronger and stronger then we have half a chance. If we come out the traps like we are aiming to do, we can kick on from there.
Richardson joined the staff in May and has settled quickly working again with Paul Cook, who he coached under at Accrington. He added: “In the first five minutes you could tell people want to progress quickly and be knocking on the door of the Championship. I can’t speak highly enough of the place and the fans have been fantastic.”