The Spireites youth team travel to face Grimsby Town in their next EFL Youth Alliance fixture on Saturday, kick-off 11am
Last time out the young Spireites went down to a 2-0 defeat at home to Hartlepool United, where they were left to rue a number of missed opportunities during the game.
In preparation for the Grimsby fixture, academy coach Darren Molloy stated that they have been focussing on being more clinical in front of goal during training this week.
“We had enough chances to probably win the game,” said Molloy.
“Two individual errors cost us, which is a real shame. We managed to play some good stuff in parts, even in the tough conditions.
“You’ve got to be clinical to win games and we weren’t. So this week we’ve looked at what we are doing in the final third.
“We’ve been doing some individual finishing work and hopefully we’ll see a little bit of progress on that front tomorrow.”
The U18s come up against a Grimsby side that are currently four points clear at the top of the Youth Alliance Northeast Division table.
When asked about Saturday’s matchup, Molloy had no doubt that it will be a challenge for his team, by saying: “They are top of the league so they are a good side.
“They score plenty of goals and are quite physical. It’s going to be a tough challenge especially with some of the young ones we are bringing in.
“It will be a challenge that will stretch our players for the better.
“I’m sure they’ll give a good account of themselves.”
Laurence Maguire and Joe Rowley, who are both products of the Chesterfield academy, featured for England C in their 2-2 draw with Wales at Salford City’s Peninsula Stadium.
Maguire was captain of the non-league three lions and Rowley came on as a substitute on Tuesday night.
Molloy pointed out that it’s a proud moment for everyone at the academy and explained that the pair will act as role models to the youngsters.
“It’s brilliant for everyone,” said the youth coach.
“They’ve both come through at the younger age groups and every single coach here has had an input on the development of them two lads.
“They are lovely people as well as players. They really work hard and I’m delighted for them that their quality has been recognised.
“It’s brilliant recognition for the club and excellent for our young players to have role models like that.”
The address for the venue of the match is as follows: -
Cheapside Training Ground,
North East Lincolnshire,