“It’s going to be a tough one, but we are going there to win”

Assistant manager Danny Webb is expecting the Spireites to be involved in a tough game when they travel to Altrincham on Tuesday night.

Speaking to the media, he said: “I think it will be tough. They’ve got a very, very good front four or three – whichever way you want to look at it.

“I went to watch them the other week against Weymouth. There are not any teams in this league that don’t bring a threat; they bring a certain threat.

“They’re a good team, especially going forward. The manager there has done a good job over the years. It’s going to be a tough one, but we are going there to win.

“The pitch is going to be nice and I’m hoping it will be a good game of football. Hopefully it’s one we can come out on top of.”

Akwasi Asante has come off the bench to score in the past couple of games to extend his tally to seven goals since returning from injury.

Webb talked about the impact the striker has had upon his return and why he didn’t start against Boreham Wood and Maidenhead United.

He said: “He’s come back from his injury and played a lot of games – especially when the manager first came in. I think he felt the time was right to give him a little breather.

“Hopefully now that he’s had his break, he’s refreshed and I’m sure he’ll be hoping for a start at Altrincham. His goals record since he joined the club certainly doesn’t lie and that’s because he’s a top player.”

Chesterfield have struggled with injuries this season, but Webb hopes that a few players may be closing in on a return.

“[Manny Oyeleke] I think is a couple of weeks away,” Webb said. “He’s a player that has been in and out. We’ve got to make sure he’s ready and the manager is very big on that – he doesn’t want to rush people back.

“Jak McCourt 100% will play again this season. Luke Croll is much more of a yes than a no. By the end of the season, we’ll hopefully have at least them two back.

“’Crolly’ had some good news the other day about his injury. It wasn’t as bad as first though and he’s got a smile back on his face. Jak is running strong; Croll isn’t yet, but the knee brace is off, and he’ll be jogging next week.”