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Weir: "We’ll be needing them on Tuesday."

24 September 2017

Spireites midfielder Robbie Weir has urged the Chesterfield supporters to get right behind the team when they take on Yeovil Town at the Proact on Tuesday, 7.45pm.

The clash with the Glovers is the first of two consecutive home games for the Spireites and following another loss away from home at Luton Town yesterday, Weir says that they can help the team turn things around.

Speaking exclusively to iFollow, the Northern Irishman said: “Everywhere we’ve been this season the fans have always backed us and that’s a credit to them.

“It’s hard for them with the situation we’re in, they’re paying out of their own pockets to come and support us.

“They’re loyal fans and they stick with us, we’ll definitely be needing them on Tuesday and Saturday.”
Weir was speaking after a Danny Hylton goal gave Luton a 1-0 victory over the Spireites at Kenilworth Road.

The hosts were reduced to ten men in the second half, when Pelly-Ruddock Mpanza was shown a straight red card following a challenge on Andy Kellett. And Weir believes that the team’s inability to take advantage of that summed up their season so far.

“I thought we did alright; Luton will definitely be up there this year,” he said.

“We had a game plan and we kind of stuck to it, we created chances but so did they. After the sending off we tried to push on, but we just couldn’t score and that’s the story of our season so far.

“It’s just not happening.”

Meanwhile, Weir also praised the impact of caretaker boss Guy Branston, who stepped into the role following the departure of Gary Caldwell last weekend.

Branston looks set to be in charge once again for the Yeovil match and the former Burton Albion man says that despite him not getting off to a winning start, he’s had an effect on the squad.

He added: “He’s been good, it’s an opportunity for him, he’s stepped up after the departure of Gary.

“He’s been enthusiastic and tried to keep us going and stayed positive, he’s done a good job.”


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