‘We have to be on our toes’

Assistant-manager Danny Webb spoke of what to expect from Solihull Moors ahead of the Spireites’ televised clash on Saturday.

Speaking to the media, he said: “The boys know what is expected of them. In front of a big home crowd against a team that could be seen as a bit of a wounded animal. They are one of the favourites to be up there with us.

“They’ve had a bad couple of results just like we had a bad couple of results. Like any other team, they will bounce back. We’ve got to make sure they don’t start that against us.

“They are a good footballing team; going forward, they are certainly not short of options. We have to be on our toes, certainly defensively.

“Last season we had one of those disappointing days. I think like always there is always a bit of payback hopefully from our side.”

Since Chesterfield lost three on the trot in early October, the squad has bounced back to go seven unbeaten in all competitions.

Webb praised the character of the squad to bounce back as well as stating why form isn’t always the best indicator, saying: “I think it’s important after that bad week with three very iffy results that we bounced back, which we’ve done. The boys are on a really good roll.

“I’m not a massive believer in form because going into that week, we were on fire. We’ve got to make sure we are on our toes and take each game as it comes.”

The Spireites currently have four player on the injury list, however Webb provided a positive update on Ollie Banks and Akwasi Asante.

He said: “[Ollie] joined in the warm-up on Tuesday, which is a big news flash. I still think he’ll be a couple of weeks but it’s certainly looking better now than it did when he first went off at York.

“Akwasi joined in the first half of training on Tuesday, and he is full training today. I’d imagine he will be available for selection on Saturday.”