McGhee sure Rovers can respond with victory over Spireites
Bristol Rovers manager Mark McGhee is confident his side can put Tuesday night's defeat behind them and end a run of four successive defeats when they take on Chesterfield at the Memorial Stadium today.
Rovers remain a point above the League Two drop zone after the 3-2 defeat by Southend, their fourth home defeat from eight games this season.
"We have a young bunch of players, but they are resilient," said McGhee. "There is no reason why we can't shrug off what happened on Tuesday by going back out there believing we can beat Chesterfield.
"I've got to instil that in them. I've got to pick a team that gives them an opportunity to do that. They need to be in the frame of mind of going out there and getting on with it.
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"We can't get desperate. When you get desperate, you start making bad decisions. What we need to do is stay calm. We want to get wins and get up the league.
"We also want to give our supporters something to be positive about, because I can fully understand their frustrations. There has not been that much for them to be positive about, so we need to start turning that around."
Rovers' on-loan goalkeeper Neil Etheridge admitted there was a long inquest after the Southend match.
"What goes on in the changing room should always stay in there, really," he said. "What I can say is that all the boys and the manager were very upset with the result.
"We have to end this losing run, obviously, and three points on Saturday would be a massive help to us.
"I know we have what it takes within the squad to be getting better results.
"We just need to concentrate for every minute of every game. If we keep working hard results will turn our way."
Etheridge was back in goal on Tuesday after missing Saturday's FA Cup tie against Sheffield United because Fulham refused to grant permission for him to feature in the competition.
On-loan Chelsea stopper Sam Walker returned to the side as a result and was praised by McGhee for his performance on the back of a two-month absence.
"I was at the game Saturday because it is important to support the team 100 per cent whether you are able to play or not," said Etheridge.
"Sam is a great goalkeeper and played very well on Saturday, so I know that my position is never guaranteed.
"The manager needs results, so I need to keep working hard like everybody else if I am to stay in the team."
Oliver Norburn misses out through suspension following his red card on Tuesday, but Tom Eaves and Matt Lund are expected to overcome knocks.
The club are running a family ticket offer for today's game. Under-16s in the Family Enclosure and the South Stand go free. Tickets for adults in those two areas are priced £10 (£5 concessions). In all other areas of the ground, the Early Bird price will apply – a saving of £2 on match-day prices. Supporters already with tickets will be entitled to a refund.