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Martin: "We need to battle our way through it"

4 October 2018

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Martin Allen says that hard work is required to bring an end to Chesterfield's winless run and restore some positivity.

Talking to the media ahead of the visit of AFC Fylde on Saturday, Martin said: "We need to battle our way through it. We've got to show confidence and we've got reduce the anxiety in the stadium, with the supporters and amongst the players.

"We've got to believe in ourselves and keep clear, positive messages going to our players."

Assessing the opposition, Martin commented: "It's a different test to what we've had. They're a very good team and they're very well coached. They were close last year, so it is a full-on test, as every game is."

Charlie Carter is out of action after suffering an injury last weekend. "Charlie has got ligament damage and I'm waiting to find out the full extent of that," said Martin.

"That's not going to be a short-term injury but I can't disclose fully what's happened until we have a meeting with a consultant."

Spireites Digital subscribers can watch the full pre-match press conference.

A clip from the press conference is available to view on our YouTube channel here.

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