Spire­ites cap­tain Evatt eyes the ti­tle

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Stu­art Clarke

IAN EVATT knows a win against Bur­ton to­day will guar­an­tee pro­mo­tion – but the Ch­ester­field skip­per wants the ti­tle.

Ch­ester­field go into the game against the Brew­ers know­ing that au­to­matic pro­mo­tion is well within their grasp, with fourth­placed Fleet­wood two points be­hind with just one game re­main­ing af­ter their 1-1 draw at home to Southend on Satur­day.

But Evatt says that while pro­mo­tion would be an im­por­tant feat, win­ning some sil­ver­ware is still the pri­or­ity.

“We know that if we win the game we’re pro­moted so that’s a big enough car­rot to be dan­gling in front of us,” said Evatt, whose side are three points be­hind lead­ers Rochdale, with a bet­ter goal dif­fer­ence.

“We’ve still got as­pi­ra­tions for the ti­tle and if we can win both of our games then I think we will be crowned cham­pi­ons.

“Scun­thorpe have gone nearly 30 games un­beaten which is an in­cred­i­ble record, but we’re only a few points off them which means they’ve ob­vi­ously not won as many as they’d like.

“Ev­ery foot­baller wants to win things, your com­pet­i­tive na­ture makes you want to win leagues and pro­mo­tions.

“I’ve been lucky enough to do that and hope­fully the lads will show the hunger and de­sire to leave ev­ery­thing on the pitch. Bur­ton were the last team in the league to beat us at home, and that’s some­thing that we want to put right on Sun­day.”

Al­bion, who are al­ready guar­an­teed a play-off place go into the game with­out de­fender Shane Cans­dell-Sher­riff, who has been ruled out with an Achilles in­jury.

But boss Gary Rowett is con­fi­dent that Cans­del­lSher­riff’s re­place­ment, Mar­cus Hol­ness, will be con­tinue his fine form.

“Mar­cus has done well for the games he’s come in for,” he said.

“If you look at the play­ers this sea­son who can be ag­grieved at not be­ing in the side, he’s one, but I haven’t had an ounce of a prob­lem from him.

“He will be keen to put in a an­other good per­for­mance.”

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