Webb’s surprise re Torquay

Danny Webb spoke about his surprise at seeing this weekend’s opponents, Torquay United, in the National League relegation zone.

Speaking to the media, he said: “They’ve gone from play-off finalists, last year was okay for them and this year is poor in terms of their results.

“But Gary Johnson is a wily old fox who has been around this game for a long time and know how to put winning teams together.

“They are traditionally slow starters in the division but this year, by their own admission, I’m sure they’ve started a lot slower than they would have hoped.

“They’ve got a replay on the Tuesday after us and we’d like to think that they have one eye on that but I’m sure Gary and his staff won’t let them take the foot off the gas because sooner or later they’ll be able to get off the foot of the table.”

The Gulls are unbeaten in their last four in all competitions – drawing three with late equalisers.

Webb spoke of Torquay’s character and what game the Spireites could expect at Plainmoor.

He said: “They can come back. They showed that against Derby and again the other night. They don’t give up.

“They are a physically strong team. I think it will be completely different from the end of last season. I think we’ll be a lot better than we were.

“We’ve got an eye on Torquay and we know their strengths and what we think are their weaknesses. I’m sure they will do the same with us. It is about us and if we turn up, I think it will be a good day.”

Chesterfield’s away game against Wealdstone on Tuesday night was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

The assistant manager commented on the reaction to the postponement within the club, saying: “The general feeling was disappointment as we are on a good roll. 

“We are going to have to go back down there on another Tuesday night where at the minute, we’ve got a fit and healthy squad to choose from.

“I think sometimes things happen for a reason. The weather did turn worse in the afternoon. 

“At the time, we would have rather sat here with three more points in the bag. It was out of our hands in the end.”