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Wilson Not Expecting Barnsley Wembley Hangover

7 April 2016

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Despite Barnsley winning the Wembley silverware in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy last Sunday, the Spireites boss is expecting no let up from the Tykes this Saturday.

Barnsley's 3-2 win over Oxford United secured their first JPT title and the Oakwell outfit will want three points from the Spireites on Saturday to heighten their chances of a Wembley rerun come May in the League One play-offs.

Currently just one place shy of the top six and with a Town Hall celebration taking place today, Spireites manager Danny Wilson is sure the Tykes' eyes will be fully on the ball come the weekend.

He said: "Hypothetically I would suggest they'll be preparing very hard for us and knowing what's in front of them, so their celebrations won't have much influence on what happens on Saturday.

"I don't think it will act as a distraction, they will come out ready to play what's in front of them. Any pro knows what lays ahead and what the rewards are if they can get the three points, and Barnsley will be no different."

Having played for and twice managed Barnsley himself, Wilson says he has a great number of good memories from his time in South yorkshire, but will be putting them firmly to one side come the weekend.

"I could wax lyrical all day as I had some fantastic times both as a player, player-manager and as the manager over a period of time and during two stints there.

"I could sit here all day talking about the good times, but on a personal basis this is professional and I'll be going there and getting three points if I can - then shake hands and have a cup of tea afterwards.

"I don't think anybody would expect me to do any differently, when I've visited my other clubs that's what I've done and that's the professional in us.

"We're going there to try and get three points, and by hook or by crook we'll try and get them."

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