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Boss: "We've got to make sure we keep improving"

2 March 2020

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As the Spireites go in search of their third straight home win when they face Harrogate Town on Tuesday night, manager John Pemberton outlined the need to keep improving in order to drag themselves away from the relegation zone.

Avoiding defeat against their high-flying opponents would take Chesterfield out of the bottom four and Pemberton has no doubts that they will have to be at the top of their game to achieve that.

Facing the media in the pre-match press conference, Pemberton said: "We've worked really hard and it would be nice to get out of the bottom four, which is what we've been striving for, certainly for the last couple of months.

"It will be a tough game and we're looking forward to the game. We know we've got to be good. 

"Hopefully we can carry on doing what we've been doing and keep climbing. Initially we had to improve in all areas, we're still improving and we've still got a lot of improvement to do. 

"We've got a lot of big games coming up, playing against good teams who are up there and we've got to make sure we keep improving and get better."

Having watched Harrogate on a number of occasions this season, Pemberton is well aware of the strengths of the side currently occupying second place in the Vanarama National League table.

He said: "They're a very good side and they do what they do very well. They work really hard for each other and you can see why they're up there. 

"They have a way of playing which is full of enthusiasm. They've got good players in the team and they look like they've got a great togetherness. 

"It's going to be a really tough game but I know what the players are capable of doing and I believe we can win. Everybody has got to be at it. If we're at it, it'll be game on."

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