AFC Fylde boss Jim Bentley on "massive" Chesterfield game

AFC Fylde boss Jim Bentley is fully aware of the importance of Saturday’s clash against Chesterfield.

By Liam Norcliffe
Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 11:45 am

The Spireites are one place and three points above The Coasters in the National League ahead of this weekend’s match at the Proact.

Town go into the game against last season’s play-off finalists on the back of two successive wins under caretaker boss John Pemberton, while Fylde have not won any of their last seven in the league.

Bentley resigned as Morecambe boss last October and immediately took over Fylde.

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They recorded seven clean sheets in Bentley’s first 10 matches in charge but they have now conceded goals in their last five fixtures.

“They’re all massive games from here on in,” Bentley told the Lytham St Annes Express.

“They’ve been massive games since we arrived at the club.

“We want to win every game and we’ve got to put points on the board.

AFC Fylde boss Jim Bentley.

“It’s not a case of having four games left where we’ve got to win all four, but we don’t want to be leaving ourselves too much to do.

“It’s not a nice position to be in. But I’ve been in this position in the past so I know what to expect and what to do. It’s about sticking together.

“It’s Chesterfield up next but there’s still loads of football still to play, but we’ve got to get the foot on the gas as soon as possible.”

The Blues will still be out without striker Mike Fondop who is suspended for the next two matches following his red card against Sutton.