Spireites' takeover "needs to happen quickly" according to caretaker manager

Chesterfield F.C's caretaker manager John Pemberton says he wants to see the takeover of the club completed soon.

The Community Trust have today announced that a takeover of the club from majority shareholder Dave Allen is close to completion, with the trust's chairman saying detailed business plans are in place after completing due diligence.

Mike Goodwin added that the Trust were now awaiting final confirmation from funding partners.

Speaking in today's press conference ahead of the Spireites' trip to Yeovil this weekend, Pemberton told Peak FM: "If it's going to happen it needs to happen quickly. Obviously we need to see how it looks, what it looks like moving forward.

"But if it's for the best then it's better to be done and dusted than having it dwelling." 

Pemberton also spoke about fans and players at the club backing him to take the manager's job permanently: "I want to do a good job. When we came in, we had a task and the task was to try and survive in this league and it's a big task.

"I've not thought about it really, whether I get it or not. As I'm seeing it I've got it, and I'm doing everything I can to turn the situation round.

"It's nice that I have the support of the players because if you don't the support of the players, you're nothing so I appreciate that. I do get on well with the players. 

"You can't please every player, I learned that a long time ago. Not every player is going to like you because they're not playing but what they have to do is hopefully I give them respect and they give it me back which is important.

Chesterfield's next opponents Yeovil haven't won in any of their last five national league fixtures. Speaking ahead of their trip to Someset this weekend, Pemberton said: "I think it's just concentrating on us. We're doing okay, we've done alright in the five games we're moving forward.

"They're up there so they're going to get a reaction. I know the manager was quite critical of them in the paper this week and that can go two ways.

I don't quite know what the makeup of the dressing room is but the other thing is it's a live game so I'm sure people won't be going out and wanting to play poorly in front of the cameras so it's another tough game.

"We're away from home, it's a long journey we've got to face everything and deal with everything but we've been concentrating on us."

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