‘The pressure is on us to go there and win’

Assistant manager Danny Webb is aware of the threats that Boreham Wood present ahead of the Spireites’ trip to the LV Bet Stadium Meadow Park on Saturday.

Speaking to the media, he said: “It’s very tough a Luke Garrard team. We’ve watched the last few games and you know what you’re going to get with them. What you get is a team that works ever so hard for their manager.

“They are extremely well-coached and well-drilled, and they have got threats all over the pitch.

“Sometimes you need those games at Barnet to give you a little bit of a reality check. Everyone was really disappointed after the Barnet game.

“It’s going to be tough; they are the underdogs. Let’s not get it twisted, the pressure is on us to go there and win.”

Chesterfield are heading into what will be a tough February with eight games throughout the month.

Webb believes that the outcome of the games during this month will have a big effect on where the team finish, saying: “I said at the start of the season that it’s always been a post-Christmas thing for me with the season.

“We’re currently sitting in fourth and ideally, we want to be sitting top – if not, second or third.

“We want to be going up a place or two, 100%. We’ve got time to do that, but I think if that gap continues to get bigger, it’s going to be tough. At the moment, we’re still in with a shout.

“I don’t think we can afford any more slip-ups. We want to make sure our performance gets back on track. The performance and the goals conceded at Barnet isn’t what we are about.”

Mike Jones and Tim Akinola were a cause for concern as they both failed to finish the game at Barnet.

However, Webb stated that they will both be available for selection at Boreham Wood.

Webb said: “No injury [for Mike Jones]. The gaffer just did a tactical change just to spark and get a bit of play going. ‘Jonesy’ has been fantastic and sometimes there has to be that sacrificial player – and it’s tough.

“[Tim Akinola] is back in training. That was just a whack. He’s a tough soldier and he will be available for selection.”