Assistant manager praises “great team performance”

Assistant manager praises “great team performance”

Following the Spireites’ epic 7-6 penalty shoot-out win over Stockport County in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup, assistant manager John Dungworth said he felt the victory was deserved.

He said: “I thought we played really well, and the organisation was really good. If we had not got something out of the game, it would have been a travesty.

“I thought everybody played their part, it was a great team performance and tactically the gaffer got it spot on.

“Obviously we are pleased to get through to the next round. Everybody’s contributed, worked really hard and they have got their just rewards with the penalties.

“Throughout the team, everybody has contributed, from the front to the back. We don’t just concentrate on one group, it’s a team effort.”

Milan Butterfield scored his first goal for Chesterfield and also scored the winning penalty at Edgeley Park. Dungworth was pleased with what he saw from the 22-year-old.

“Milan has been doing really well in training, he earnt the right to start in the game. Tactically he has done really well.

“We are all pleased that he’s got the winning penalty and scored the equaliser,” Dungworth commented.

Dungworth talked about what the FA Cup means to Chesterfield. “The only thing missing today is the supporters and I feel the FA Cup is fantastic for the club and the supporters,” he said.

“There probably would have been seven or eight thousand here today I’m sure. Obviously, you would like to play at home [in the first round of the cup].”

The draw for the first round of the FA Cup will be made on Monday evening, live on BT Sport. The draw is scheduled to take place at around 7.10pm, ahead of the final fourth round qualifying tie between Bishops Stortford and St Albans City.