‘It will be a really tough game between two teams in-form’

Danny Webb is hoping to see a Football League quality FA Cup tie between Chesterfield and AFC Wimbledon when the Spireites travel down to Plough Lane on Saturday.

Speaking to the media, he said: “I think they’re the favourites; they are on a very good run. We’ve watched them a few times and have seen what their strengths are.

“They’ve got some good players especially attacking wise. The pitch will be lovely down there which will suit us and them as well.

“The supporters won’t agree with me, but I think it’s quite nice to have an away game. Sometimes an away day in the FA Cup heaps more pressure on the league team.

“Down at Wimbledon, I hope it will seem like two league teams going at it which will mean that we will be giving a very good account of ourselves.”

Johnny Jackson’s Wimbledon have not lost in normal time in their last ten fixtures – a penalty loss to Portsmouth in the EFL Trophy the only blip in that run.

Webb is wary of the quality that the Wombles possess, saying: “They had a few shaky results a few months ago and they have obviously turned it around in terms of not losing games and not conceding sloppy goals.

“It will be a really tough game between two teams in-form. Hopefully we will take a few supporters down as we always do and cheer us on.”
The assistant manager gave an injury update which involved positive news on Ollie Banks and Akwasi Asante.

Webb said: “We are aiming for Ollie Banks to be fit pre-Dorking, which would be great. For a bad hamstring injury, that’s a great recovery from him.

“Lucas [Covolan] is still a couple of weeks away. Akwasi will be back this weekend and will be travelling down to Wimbledon.”