‘Everyone’s buzzing for the occasion’

Assistant manager Danny Webb spoke of the dangers that Carlos Corberan’s West Bromwich Albion side possess ahead of the Spireites’ Emirates FA Cup third round tie with the Championship side.

Speaking to the media, he said: “Me and Gary Roberts went to watch them play against Reading a few days ago. They’re strong. I don’t think I’m giving to much away by saying I think they’ll make a few changes.

“I think you’ve got to give credit to the manager. Whoever they bring in will certainly be strong.

“They are a good team. You can tell the vibe around The Hawthorns that there is a real buzz around the place. All the supporters they are bringing here won’t settle for an upset.

“We’re at home against a Championship team that are in really good form – there’s a chance.

This time last year, Chesterfield were gearing up to face European champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at the same stage of the competition.

Despite not being a Premier League team, Webb is still thrilled about the prospect of seeing the players line-up against higher opposition.

Webb said: “I’m excited; we’re looking forward to it. Like I said before the Northampton game,  I think it’s a different kind of pressure.

“We all turn up on a matchday here at the stadium with a buzz and excitement of all the crowd and supporters we have. Everyone’s buzzing for the occasion.

“The FA Cup is a bit different, especially against a team as big as West Brom where we are looking to cause an upset.

“It’s just as if we were playing a National League team. If we don’t turn up or rise to the challenge, then it will be a tough day. Just because it is the FA Cup, our approach doesn’t change at all.”

Tickets are almost sold out ahead of the Cup tie with a bumper crowd expected at the Technique Stadium.

Webb is looking forward to the atmosphere that will be created as he states that it will be slightly different to a league match.

He said: “That’s where we are lucky. We will play a small club in the National League on a cold Tuesday night, and we will still get six or seven thousand.

“They’re not turning up just because it’s a big game, they turn up whatever the occasion of the fixture is.

“Our players and us as staff are lucky that every time we turn up to work on a matchday, there’s a buzz and a vibe. There will be a different type of vibe and it’s up to us to keep it going.”