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Spireites set to Host Huddersfield in Cup

12 August 2014

Chesterfield host Championship side Huddersfield Town in the first round of the Capital One Cup tonight at the Proact Stadium.

For the hosts the exciting prospect of a cup scalp comes off the back of a triumphant 2-1 season opening victory at Leyton Orient on Saturday, when Romy Boco and Eoin Doyle scored the goals to claim the three points.

However, the Spireites' spirits are in sharp contrast to their visitors travelling down from Yorkshire.

Opponents Huddersfield come to the Proact Stadium after a tumultuous start to their Sky Bet Championship season. On Saturday the Terriers lost 4-0 at home to Bournemouth and in the wake of the defeat manager Mark Robins parted company with the club.  

Huddersfield will be caretaker managed by academy boss Mark Lillis for the match, but manager Paul Cook was unwilling to see the visitor's struggles as a cause for optimism.

Cook said: "I can only concentrate on how hard they are as a football club, the players they have and how strong they are, and how formidable an opponent they are for us tonight. They have a lot of ammunition, a lot of good players and they'll want to come here and show everyone how strong a club they are, so we've probably picked the toughest time to play them.

"It'll make for a good game. We might get on the end of a bad defeat one day, but we'll shake hands and move on. We've got players in our team that we think are good, so we'll find out a bit more about them tomorrow night".

Despite the good players that Huddersfield will field at the Proact, Cook is confident that his own players will have the opportunity to go out and show their own abilities.

He said: "I like our lads to go out with confidence knowing that we can do our best in the match. The emphasis will be on us to attack when we have the ball. Saturday was a great example, when they came off the pitch at Orient they couldn't have done any more. If Orient had equalised in the last minute it might have been seen as a disaster, but I don't buy into that. If you've worked as hard as you can you can come off, have a bath and say 'we've done our best today'."

The match kicks off at the Proact Stadium at 7:45pm and tickets are available from the stadium before the game.

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