Spireites can expect feisty relegation battle at Colchester tonight, says Danny Wilson

Chesterfield's visit to Colchester is likely to be a feisty affair, given what's at stake for the two relegation threatened clubs.

Tuesday, 16th February 2016, 7:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th February 2016, 12:25 pm
Chesterfield vs Colchester - Charlie Raglan scores an own goal in injury time giving Colchester a share of the points against the 10 men of Chesterfield - Pic By James Williamson

That’s the view of Spireites boss Danny Wilson, who insists his men are under no illusions as to how important tomorrow night’s game could be.

Speaking ahead of his side’s trip to League One’s bottom side, he said: “I’ll be more than surprised if it’s not (feisty) but we’re preparing for that.

“We know what’s at stake, I’m sure Colchester know what’s at stake and the value of the three points in this particular fixture.

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“If it’s a rubbish game and we win 1-0 I’ll take it now.

“The return of points in the next five, six, seven games is vitally important to us.”

Wilson wasn’t personally present when Colchester were beaten 4-1 by Swindon, but Spireites had representatives at Saturday’s game.

The boss said: “The scoreline didn’t reflect on how they played on Saturday.

“They may be having the same problems that we are.

“They have been conceding quite a few goals in recent weeks and we’re hoping that trend continues.”

Colchester are winless in six games, and haven’t picked up three points in the league since October.

When the two sides last met back in September at the Proact, they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw.