Gary remains grounded after back-to-back league wins

Chesterfield v Cheltenham Town - Gary Roberts Goal
Chesterfield v Cheltenham Town - Gary Roberts Goal
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Gary Roberts insists he and his Chesterfield team-mates will keep their feet firmly on the ground, despite making a flying start to the season.

The Spireites boast a 100 per cent record so far in the league after wins over Cheltenham Town, who have reached the play-offs in the last two campaigns, and newly-relegated Bury.

A tough start to the League Two season continues on Saturday with an away trip to Keith Hill’s Rochdale, who will provide another yardstick of Chesterfield’s promotion credentials.

But Roberts said the players aren’t getting carried away with their early season form.

He said: “We’re looking forward to the games and they can’t come quick enough. The lads are buzzing.

“We’ll keep our feet on the ground, it’s early doors and there are another 44 games to go. We can’t get too big for our boots.”

Roberts, who joined the Spireites from Swindon Town in June, was one of nine new faces brought in by manager Paul Cook over the summer.

The 29-year-old praised the team spirit at the club.

“We’ve got a good dressing room,” he said. “There are a lot of new players and the old set of lads are a good bunch.

“We’ve only been together for around six weeks and there is still a lot more to come from us.”

Looking ahead to Saturday, Roberts added: ”If we finish above Rochdale then we will have done really well. It’ll be a tough game and a good game to watch for the fans.”