Having come in from the cold to go out in the cold and play three matches in eight days, Ritchie Humphreys spoke after the match at Coventry City.
The hard-fought contest ended goalless at the Ricoh Arena, and the 37 year-old put in another strong performance in the heart of midfield.
"It's just a number age, I keep telling the lads that," said Humphreys. "That's why we work hard with Shane [Nicholson] so that when the lads aren't in the team and are not getting the minutes in the first team we're ready.
"We've had a couple of practice matches getting ready for being back in the team - they're important games and it's important work to do.
"It's an important time of year, there's loads of games and you might be needed to go on and do 90 minutes, 45 minutes or whatever it is and what you've always got to do as a professional is always be ready.
"That's what I've done in my career because if you step onto the pitch and you're not ready you're just letting yourself down - and then you're going to let your team mates down and the fans."
Having already gained six points in the two matches over Christmas, Humphreys was pleased with the point at Coventry, one which means the Spireites end 2014 in seventh spot in League 1.
He said: "It was one of those games, it could have gone either way in the end and I think we defended extremely well.
"I don't think we got away with the penalty in the first half because I believe it was outside the box. Then a freekick's gone under the wall and hit the inside of the post but it's another point away from home, three at Gillingham and then backed up with a home win - so it's going okay at the moment."