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Nolan: "We're raring to go on Saturday"

13 October 2016

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The Spireites have had a weekend off and will now be thrust back into action at Roots Hall on Saturday - and Jon Nolan says the squad are ready for it.

The Spireites will have had 11 days off by kick-off time at Southend, looking to put behind the disappoint they experienced last time out in the Checkatrade Trophy loss to Accrington Stanley.

Nolan spoke about the mood in the Spireites camp: "At the moment it's good, we had the weekend off to recharge the batteries, we came back in again on Monday and training's been good this week.

"Because the games come thick and fast sometimes it is a good thing to have the rest and the recovery. We're hoping that it's a blessing in disguise and we're raring to go on Saturday.

"We know it's going to be a tough game, they're near the bottom as well so they'll be looking for a win but I think we need to win this one and it's very important to get the three points."

The 24-year-old was lost to the football wilderness for a number of years after being released by Everton as a teenager, and he spoke about the kickstart needed to get his career firing again.

"I changed," explained the midfielder about his time in the non-league. "I was on loan at Wrexham but got sent back to Lincoln - and they didn't want me so I got paid up. 

"I thought to myself: 'Where do I go from here?" It was my last chance so I signed for Grimsby and treated it as my last proper chance to do something in football, and it worked out."

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