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Crossley previews Fylde fixture

7 October 2019

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Ahead of Chesterfield’s trip to Fylde on Tuesday night, goalkeeper coach Mark Crossley stated that individual errors were the Spireites’ downfall during Saturday’s home defeat against Eastleigh.

“Individual errors cost us the two goals,” he said to the press.

“We are conceding far too many goals.

“We need to be a bit better with our game management.

“You’ve got to expect the worst and expect the mistake and we’re not doing that.

“We started the game pretty well and scored the goal.

“We looked like the team that were more likely to score the next goal.

“The only way to put it right is to keep working.”

AFC Fylde were play-off finalists last campaign but the FA Trophy winners from last season find themselves in 19th position in the National League table.

Crossley claimed that both teams have made similar starts to the season and put forward that the game on Tuesday will be a tough test.

“They were excellent last season but they find themselves in a similar situation to us this season,” Crossley explained.

“They would have been expecting to be a lot higher up the table, so they are finding it tough as well.

“It’s going to be a battle tomorrow night, no doubt about it.

“Whoever battles the hardest will probably come out on top.”

The goalkeeper coach gave an injury update and declared that both David Buchanan and Laurence Maguire are still unavailable, however, he suggested that Anthony Spyrou and Anthony Gerrard are in contention to start.

“We are still waiting on Buchs,” said Crossley.

“Anthony Spyrou looks sharp now so he could be in contention for a start, which is really pleasing because he has been looking sharp in training.

“Laurence is still not available which is disappointing but we’ve got to get on with it.

“Gez is in contention for tomorrow, he trained all last week so there is a possibility that he could be a starter.”

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