Ariyibi and pals ‘full of faith’ as they prepare for away clash

Chesterfield vs Doncaster Rovers - Gboly Ariyibi celebrates his goal with Connor Dimaio - Pic By James Williamson
Chesterfield vs Doncaster Rovers - Gboly Ariyibi celebrates his goal with Connor Dimaio - Pic By James Williamson
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Gboly Ariyibi and his Chesterfield team-mates fully believe they can get the necessary results to stave off relegation to League Two.

The flying winger, who scored the Spireites’ goal in Tuesday’s draw with Doncaster, was disappointed not to be celebrating victory.

“A win would probably have secured us a little bit,” he said.

Ahead of the trip to Swindon, the 21-year-old is buoyed by his side’s away record: “We’ve all got faith, we’re confident and we’re really going to go for it on Saturday.

“It’s a big game at Swindon, we’ve nothing to lose. You look at our away record, it’s pretty good, so I’m excited for that.

“We’ve got the fans behind us and I think we’ll be okay, with the character we’ve got.”

Addressing the boos that have followed full-time whistles in the last two games, Tuesday’s Man of the Match added: “The fans pay to watch us and support us week in and week out, you can understand their frustration.

“All we’ve got to do is focus on what we’re doing on the pitch and that will all take care of itself.”

Chesterfield enjoyed their best spells of the game when they got the ball to Ariyibi in the first half.

But he knows the club’s league position means an attractive, attacking game isn’t always possible.

“It’s hard, you look at us at the start of the season, and it’s a bit different now, it’s a crucial stage,” he said.

“We’re not going to flow as much and players might not be as confident on the ball, we’re in a relegation fight.

“You look at the table it’s pretty tight.

“It’s been a bit of a shame really, we’ve conceded early in the past two games and that knocks your confidence a little bit.

“I’m disappointed not to get a win, but we keep going.”