John Pemberton sends warning to Chesterfield's National League relegation rivals

John Pemberton says Chesterfield’s last two results prove his players are up for the relegation battle that lies ahead.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 1:30 pm

The caretaker boss has led the Spireites to back-to-back wins since taking over from John Sheridan.

Town are still in the National League drop zone but only on goal difference.

They face a crunch clash against relegation rivals AFC Fylde, who are one place and three points behind Chesterfield, at the Proact on Saturday.

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“We are in a relegation battle, no one is going to give us anything,” Pemberton said.

“I have been in relegation fights as a player and a coach and what happens is teams just above us start looking over their shoulder.

"The result will let people know that we are trying to turn this around.

"The players are having a right scrap and having a good go at it."

Chesterfield caretaker manager John Pemberton.

Chesterfield have only won four out of 15 home games this campaign and have recorded just six clean sheets, with two of those coming under Pemberton.

The 55-year-old has impressed everyone with his enthusisam and positivity and some Spireites fans have called for him to be given the job until the end of the season.

When asked about the manager’s job he said: "I have got a job that I have been asked to do, I am happy to do it for however long.

"I think that will take care of itself.

"I wouldn't be doing myself any harm if we are winning games but I am not too worried about it, it will sort itself out one way or another."