Martin Allen still believes in his Chesterfield squad, ahead of another tough assignment tonight in the National League as they attempt to snap a five-game losing streak, report The Derbyshire Times.

The Spireites visit last season’s beaten play-off finalists Boreham Wood, a side unbeaten in three. Town might have lost their last five, all by a single goal, but Allen insists the team is better than some he’s managed in the past.

“It’s not far away, it’s not as if we’re absolutely rubbish,” he said. “I’ve been in charge of teams that have been rubbish and when you go to bed on a Friday night you wake up thinking ‘oh my God, what chance have we got here today?’

“It’s an awful, awful feeling, you know you’re going to get dog’s abuse and it’s the worst feeling in the world. With this lot I don’t feel like that.

“These are a good bunch of lads, good players.”

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