Spireites look to bounce back

Danny Webb reflected on last week’s away defeat against Dorking Wanderers ahead of the Spireites’ fixture at home to AFC Fylde.

Speaking to the media, he said: “The disappointment has faded a bit because you haven’t got time to be disappointed when you are in a title race.

“Without a doubt, it was our worst performance of the season. The gaffer made it clear that regardless of our healthy league position, we want to perform better than that.

“Regardless of points total and potential championships, we just want to turn up [against AFC Fylde].”

AFC Fylde have shot up the table in recent weeks as they try to make some space between them and the relegation zone.

Webb thinks that the Coasters can provide a threat, saying: “I thought they did alright when we played at their place. We were a bit sloppy towards the end and gave them a couple of cheap goals.

“They’ve changed managers since and he’s obviously done well. They’ve gone from being towards the bottom to being four points clear now.

“From what we saw the other night, they’ve got good attacking threats. They’ve got legs, they’ve got energy and pace.

“They’re a good team – don’t let the league position fool anyone. It’s up to us to make games not easy and playing the way that Chesterfield have been playing for the majority of the season.”

Despite the title being within Chesterfield’s reach, Webb has assured that the players and management staff are not focused on the feat after last weekend’s performance.

“I think after the day at Dorking, all focus is on a vastly improved performance,” Webb said. “It isn’t in our thinking; it isn’t in the players thinking.

“We want to give the supporters a good win and a good performance tomorrow, but that only happens if we turn up.”