Chesterfield manager John Sheridan looked back on a job well done in the midweek draw at Rochdale.
He said: “It’s just a shame we didn’t win the game. We’ve had chances to win the game and we played really, really well, it’s a cruel game when you’re at the bottom, you don’t get that little bit of luck.
“Some of our play was excellent and that’s all I can ask for. I know we can play like that and we need to keep that standard up. It’s stopped the rot of losing games but we deserved to win the game especially after getting to 1-0 and having some good chances.
“If we keep that standard up we stand a good chance of getting out of where we are, we didn’t look like a team that’s third from bottom.”
Looking forward to the weekend trip to Griffin Park he added: “It’ll be a tough game, they started the season really well but just lately they’ve had a few results that haven’t gone there way but every time I’ve ever been to Brentford it’s always been a tough game, they’re a workmanlike side who’ll be in our face but we need to go and try to win.”
Uwe Rosler’s Bees have failed to score in their last three home games and they’ve not got maximum points in front of their own fans since August, so they’ll be determined to end their home drought. Chesterfield, look certain to retain the 4-5-1 formation that worked well at Spotland. Bumps and bruises apart, they may be unchanged for the trip to the Capital.
Spireites U18’s will face Hereford United or Halesowen Town, in the second round of the FA Youth Cup after they beat Tamworth 7-0 in the first round. Jonathan Wafula bagged a hat-trick whilst Ellis Wall and Shaquille McKenzie each scored twice.