Ahead of the Spireites’ FA Cup first round tie against Southend United, manager James Rowe gave his thoughts on what is a ‘win at all costs’ fixture.
Speaking to the media, he said: “They’ve had a manager change, which has brought an uplift. We’ve got to be wary of that. They got a good result in midweek so it’s a completely different game.
“They’re going to have seven new players from what their starting XI was the last time we played them.
“It’s a win at all costs in terms of it’s a one-off. We certainly don’t want a replay with our injury list, so we are going all out for the win.
“We want to win every game. We’re going to be full throttle. We’ve got to try and play the way we want to play and it’s going to be a good game.”
The FA Cup celebrates its 150th year and Rowe wants to make more memories for the fans in attendance at the Technique Stadium.
“We’ve all got great memories of the FA Cup and it’s about making some more memories – some new ones,” Rowe said.
“League form goes out of the window when you’re in the first round of the FA Cup. Let’s hope by 5pm tomorrow, we are in the hat for the next round.”
The Spireites have a litany of injury troubles that have piled up and Rowe gave an update on a few of the players.
He said: “It’s not so good news on Laurence (Maguire) and Gavin (Gunning). They’ve both got six to eight-week injuries. Gavin with his facial injury and Laurence has badly torn his calf.
“Danny is being monitored and we are hoping he will be back in the fold in a couple of weeks. As soon as we get the green light and I’m satisfied with that, he’ll be start training again.
“Jack (Clarke) is closer; he’s started kicking a ball and he’s running up to nearly maximum speed. Akwasi (Asante) has got to go to St George’s Park. That’s the last step and in ten days, he’ll hopefully be back in full contact training.”