GARY’S DEMAND: LET’S GET PHYSICAL
CHESTERFIELD need to show more aggression if they are going to retain their League One status, according to manager Gary Caldwell, as their hopes of survival hang by a thread.
The Derbyshire side are deep in trouble following a run of just one win from ten games prior to yesterday’s game with Bristol Rovers.
Chesterfield had the worst defensive record of the four sides in the drop zone before yesterday (they’d conceded 61 goals), and it is no secret that’s why they face a mammoth challenge to survive.
Former defender Caldwell is desperate to correct that, with a new physical approach the only way forward.
“I think we have to engage better as a team. When the ball goes into midfield or wide areas, we get out to people,” he said.
“I showed them the Man United (versus Chelsea) game. That’s how you shut people down.
“You need to make body contact, you need to make contact with the ball.
“Too often, we are passive and that results in the team walking up the pitch and getting the ball into the box. That’s difficult.
“We have to work on being a more physical team.”
BLUNT: Gary Caldwell