Spireites manager James Rowe is ready for ‘a good game for the neutral’ when his side take on Salford City in the FA Cup second round.
Speaking to the media, Rowe said: “It will be a tough, physical game. We’ll have to match them; we’ll have to stand up to them.
“It goes without saying, if you are higher up in the pyramid you are going against fitter sides.
“We pride ourselves on our fitness. We pride ourselves on being fitter than the opposition at our level.
“It will be a great learning curve for us because they are where we want to be next season. It’s a Cup tie and we’ve got to give it our all and hopefully win it on the day.”
Rowe is hoping that Chesterfield can match the Football League club and help achieve a target that he has had since day one.
He said: “We’re going away to a League Two side. They are presently where we want to be next year so it’s a great game for us to be in.
“The main target was when we first came in was to put Chesterfield back on the map, and we are slowly doing that. A game like this can only serve well for the club.”
Calvin Miller will return from his suspension; however,Tyrone Williams will miss out as he is cup-tied after playing in an earlier round with Solihull Moors.
Rowe provided an update on a couple of other absentees but remained confident of securing a result despite their injury crisis.
“There’s no difference,” he said. “Manny [Oyeleke] hasn’t been training all week and there’s no progress on [Danny] Rowe. So, he’s out.
“The one positive is Jack Clarke and Akwasi [Asante]. They’ve upped their training, but this game has come too soon.
“We’re up against it again but we’ve got positive results whilst we’ve gone through this adversity. So, there is no reason why we can’t go and win on Sunday.”