Yeovil Town Manager Chris Hargreaves has said his side will take the game to Chesterfield when the table toppers visit on Saturday.

The Spireites are unbeaten so far in the National League, but Hargreaves says his side are up for the challenge.

We do well against the so called bigger teams, Chesterfield have got a really great start and they are probably a team that feel they should go up, probably the money they’ve spent. Good players, and they’ll be up and around it this season.

“But, I know what my players can do and know the potential they’ve got. Its a fantastic game for us, all the lads are looking forward to it. We have to be on the front foot.

“I have to thank the fans, I thought they were fantastic on Tuesday (against Eastleigh), frustrated at the end, I get that because we should have done more second half. But as I say, it’s a massive thanks from me and the players – to have that kind of players on a night game is excellent.”

Sam Perry. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Hargreaves confirmed that Callum Rowe will be missing for the next six weeks or so and Walsall loanee Sam Perry is still suffering the consequences of a blow to the head he took against York City.

“Sam Perry was concussed, quite badly and has suffered since then, Callum Rowe has got an injury which will keep him out for potentially six weeks which is a big blow.
That’s why those two players have featured.”

As for Will Dawes, the new addition from Stratford Town, the gaffer said he was happy to play the waiting game and could even send the front man out on loan to aid his progression further.

We’ve had a conversation, myself and Will, a really bright footballer, obviously he’s got to get up to speed with what we think and what we believe he needs to be and he’s close. Will falls into the category of the type of player we need to recruit to the club – potential. And if he shows he’s capable of competing for that start then he’ll stay around, if he’s not then it’ll be a case if going to get some games somewhere.”

In an interesting addition, he confirmed that he was frustrated at the Glovers position and that performances prior to the last two could have yielded more points, and that the team were working to put that right.

“I think that in the last two games (the points return) is reflective, we took the lead, but second half Eastleigh were better than us. York game fell below the standard I require, every other game before that we were in it and could potentially have won it.

We didn’t get the points we should have, we should have four or six more, we haven’t, we’ve got to deal with where we are. On paper, if you look at that a point away, you might take it, but we’re looking at context here and we’ve got to put it right.”

No better time than this Saturday, we say Chris!

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