“We have to respect them”

Assistant manager Danny Webb has expressed his delight at staying on with Chesterfield and is looking forward to his partnership with new manager Paul Cook.

Speaking to the media, he said: “I am very pleased. I wasn’t panning on going anywhere at all; I want to be here for my long-term future. I’m really at home here.

“It’s now a great time to make this addition. We can all learn off him and hopefully he gets us over the line.

“He said himself that he’s learnt stuff the last couple of years. It shows you’re never too young or old to keep learning and improving. I’d be far too arrogant to admit that I can’t learn anything and I’m looking forward to that.”

The Spireites travel down to the Bob Lucas Stadium on Saturday to take on Weymouth in an attempt to return to the top of the National League.

Webb believes that the squad will face a different sort of challenge, saying: “Tomorrow is going to be a different type of pressure and a different type of game. It’s a team that is going to be fighting for their life to stay up.

“It won’t be a sell-out crowd. It’s a long coach journey down there. How are we going to deal with that?

“To be successful you have to deal with all kinds of pressure. There’s an expectancy on us to win and win comfortably but it doesn’t work like that.

“This is a different kind of game, and we have to respect them. We have to make sure we come away with the win.”

Cook and Webb will have to deal with a couple of potential absentees ahead of the trip to Dorset  and the latter gave an update on some experienced names.

He said: “I think we knew [Manny Oyeleke] would seize up at some point. I think we got every last drop out of him the other night. Nothing is pulled or torn so he will travel down to Weymouth.

“[Curtis Weston and Laurence Maguire] will be assessed today. Curtis will definitely be travelling down, and Laurence is a maybe.”