“We’re certainly not going to take them for granted” 

Danny Webb is aware of the tough test that awaits the Spireites on Saturday as they travel to Roots Hall to take on Southend United.

Speaking to the media, he said: “It will be very tough. I think if they hadn’t lost at Altrincham, they would still have the best defensive record in the table.

“They’ve got a centre-forward that is very powerful and very all-round – he ticks a lot of boxes. They play a formation that suits them.

“They know what they are doing. Within that, they’ve got some good creative players as well as some destroyers.

“We will expect a good atmosphere. They won’t fear us going into town and we’re certainly not going to take them for granted.”

Earlier in the week, there was a few rumblings that the game could be called-off, but that was refuted on Tuesday.

Webb spoke about the need to continue planning whether the game was looking it was going to be on or off, saying: “I think on Tuesday there was a few whispers flying about and before you knew it, it was confirmed. I don’t think there was any doubts our end that it would go ahead.

“Like any game, whether it’s this situation or due to weather or travel problems, we always plan than it’s on and stay professional.

“There’s no point having a game on if you’re not going to approach it right and we are certainly looking to do that.”

Chesterfield are currently on seven-game winning run in all competitions, the second time that has happened this season.

With a run of 15 games unbeaten as well, the assistant manager reiterated how important it is to stay grounded.

Webb said: “It’s no good milking that stat and then not turn up at Southend and then we don’t turn up at Woking. You’ve then got no points from two games.

“We’re in a good vein of form; we are playing well. There’s a belief within the dressing room but there is also a calmness.

“To make sure the worst doesn’t happen, everyone has to turn up. Everyone has been turning up and we’ve got to make sure that continues in Essex on Saturday.”