Spireites captain Evatt eyes the title
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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