“It really will be a tough game”

Danny Webb is expecting a ‘tough game’ when the Spireites make the trip to the Silverlake Stadium to take on Eastleigh.

Speaking to the media, he said: “We’re coming up against a team with a striker we know very well (Paul McCallum) – top scorer by a mile. Along with Scott Quigley, who is very good at this level as well.

“They are physically the biggest team in the league. They’ve got some good players within that.

“They have scored 50 goals, but I think they have conceded the most goals in the league. As always, they will look at things they can punish us on.

“We will be looking to punish them in areas we can hurt them. It’ll be a long trip down there and it really will be a tough game.”

The Spireites will be coming up against former loanee McCallum, who scored four goals during his stint at the SMH Group Stadium.

He is currently the top goal scorer in the National League with 23 goals and Webb knows that the striker is one to watch.

Webb said: “McCallum has been excellent for Eastleigh. He’s done it for the last eight or nine years in this league.

“He’s had some clubs and every club he has got double figures. When he’s in a team that really plays to his strengths, he will score goals.

“Obviously after our game tomorrow, I hope he goes on to pick up all goalscoring awards because he’s a lovely lad. But let’s try and keep him quiet tomorrow because he’s a really good player.”

Lastly, Webb gave an injury update on Miguel Freckleton, Ash Palmer and Ryan Colclough as they all aim to return to full fitness.

“Frecks is hoping to get back on the grass next week,” he said. “Ash has been training all week and will be available for selection.

“Colclough, we were probably being quite optimistic about getting him back for Eastleigh. It’s going to be a game or two too soon.”