Danny Webb says the league will not be won or lost when the Spireites travel to Edgeley Park to take on Stockport County in a top of the table clash on Tuesday night.
Speaking to the media, he said: “They’ll be aware of our record, and we’ll be wary of them. Ten to 15 years ago this was a big League One game – a League Two game at worst.
“It’s a pressure but I believe it’s a pressure that both teams are looking forward to. We go there with a chance of winning the game.
“It’s top versus second. It’s a big, big game. Big crowd. Some big players on show for both teams. I’m sure it will be a good occasion.
“It’s the biggest game of the season. The league isn’t won or lost tomorrow but it will go a long way towards lifting one club or another into their next game.”
Chesterfield will be backed by a big away following with almost 2,000 fans set to travel to Edgeley Park.
Webb is looking forward to the bumper crowd, saying: “I don’t want to guess what the crowd will be, but I should imagine that it will be close to five figures. We’re taking a lot like we always do.
“That big stand behind the goal, they’ll be trying to suck that ball in the goal like we do here. I’ve just asked one of the directors and they think we’ll be taking nearly 2,000 supporters there on a Tuesday night. It’s what you’re in it for.”
Liam Mandeville made his 100th appearance for the Spireites in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.
Webb thinks that the midfielder can score more goals in the coming games and praised his attitude and work rate.
“Liam is one that gives his absolute all every single game,” Webb said. “As a coach or as a supporter that’s the minimum you ask from a player.
“Can he create goals? Yes. Can he score goals? Yes. I think he’s contributed massively this season. With the effort and work rate he provides, you always feel like he’s going to produce something.
“He would like to add even more goals to his game. I think with a run of games, he will hopefully hit the net a bit more.”
Laurence Maguire and Curtis Weston missed the 2-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge due to slight injuries and Webb gave an update on the duo’s progress.
He said: “We’re going to try them in some light training this morning to see how they are. Hopefully they feel better, and we’ll know more in a couple of hours.
“No other players reported anything over Sunday so we should look similar to Saturday, and maybe have Laurence and Curtis as well going into tomorrow night.”