“It’s important that we try and maintain our winning mentality”

Ahead of the Spireites’ National League home fixture against Gateshead, Danny Webb spoke about the positives to take away from the weekend’s performance against Watford.

Speaking to the media, he said: “First and foremost it’s always disappointing to lose the game, whether you are the underdogs or not.

“The overriding feeling of everyone connected with the football club was pride with the travelling supporters.

“It works both way – I thought they were excellent. They also hopefully saw a team that was working their socks off for the cause, playing their normal gamed going all out to try and beat a Championship team.

“A great day for the supporters. Hopefully we gave them something to be proud about, but hopefully we can give them something more to be proud about by potentially going nine points clear.”

Gateshead sit in eigth place but have suffered a bit of depleted squad in the past week or so due to loan recalls.

The assistant manager is still expecting a tough game against a Gateshead side that are having a good season. Webb said: “We’ll be playing against a good team. They’ve lost a few lads through injuries and loan recalls, but they are still a good team.

“[Rob Elliot] has done okay since he has taken over. They play a unique style of football and they are going to be a big threat.

“It’s important that we try and maintain our winning mentality. We’re going out there to win every game.

“We’ve got ourselves into a good position where it’s in our hands going forwards. For the here and the now, Gateshead is a massive game.”

Webb finished off by talking about any knocks or tired legs coming out of the Watford game.

“Everyone seems to be okay, he said. “There’s a few people who have taken it east today with Ben the physio.

“There’s a couple that we will have to assess but on a whole, everyone is good to go.”