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Crossley confident Chesterfield will soon begin to reverse their poor form

The Spireites take on high-flying Halifax tonight.

Chesterfield's Goalkeeper Coach Mark Crossley says he's optimistic the club can reverse their poor form sooner rather than later.

The Spireites are currently twenty-second in the National League, after five draws and three defeats from their opening eight games.

However, Crossley says recent signs on the pitch have been encouraging; "Performances haven't been up to the standard we expect.

"On Saturday, especially in the second half, we showed improvements, as we did things quicker and with more determination.

"If we can start games like that, then we'll get to where we want to be."

Second-placed Halifax make the relatively short journey over from West Yorkshire tonight, and Crossley reckons playing a team at the top of the table could bring out the best in the players;

"The main thing that stands out to us about Halifax is their work ethic.

"If we can stay switched on, and match their work rate, then we'll have a chance of winning the game."

He was also full of praise for Luke Coddington, who made his league debut for the Spireites last time out against Dagenham and Redbridge;

"I thought he was excellent. He's waited patiently, and to be fair to Luke, he came in and gave us a lift.

"He's a different type of goalkeeper to Shwan Jalal is.

"Luke's inexperienced, but he's very quick, lively and enthusiastic, and he just has to carry on performing now."

Chesterfield's match with Halifax in the National League gets underway at the Proact Stadium at 7.45pm tonight.

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