Robbie Weir has told his Chesterfield team-mates that now is the time to stand up and be counted ahead of tonight’s trip to Morecambe.
Following Saturday’s defeat at Grimsby, the Spireites remain six points from safety at the bottom of League Two and Weir knows that games are running out for his side as they bid to avoid relegation.
Jim Bentley’s Morecambe team are only four places higher in the league and the Chesterfield captain knows it’s a big opportunity to correct the mistakes made on Saturday.
“It’s a very important game,” Weir said. “We were all very frustrated after the game on Saturday and if we can get a result or beat Morecambe I think we drag them back into it a little bit and close the gap on Forest Green, so it’s a massive game.
“We need everyone to stand up now. The situation we’re in is starting to get real so it’s really important both the senior players and younger lads stand up more.
“We have to find a way of winning games and if we’re not winning we’ve got to be drawing games.
“The games are running out, the opportunities for survival are running out so it is very important that we give everything that we’ve got.”
Morecambe head into the match on a run of four games without a win but Weir is taking nothing for granted and expects a fierce battle.
He added: “I think it will be a very physical game. They are a very big and strong team but it’s a great opportunity for us and for the young lads to stand up and be counted.
“We can’t come away thinking ‘We’ve just missed out’ or ‘We were unlucky’ again. We can’t have any excuses.”