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Boden on FA Trophy clash

13 December 2019

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Ahead of Chesterfield’s FA Trophy tie at home to Notts County, Scott Boden spoke to Spireites Digital and the striker began by explaining that the squad will take confidence from the 1-0 league win over their local rivals back in October.

“Obviously everyone is looking forward to it,” he said.

“It’s a cup game so it’ll be nice to get through to the next round.

“Last time we played them was one of our strongest performances.

“We kept a clean sheet, pinched a goal then we were resolute and kept the back door shut.

“So we can definitely take confidence from that into tomorrow.”

After Tuesday night’s match against Yeovil Town, goalkeeper coach Mark Crossley revealed that a few of the club’s youngsters could feature in the FA Trophy tie.

Boden explained that the young players are keen to impress on the first-team stage, by claiming: “Some have been knocking on the door already.

“You see them in training every day and they’ve done well.

“The likes of Charlie Wakefield have done really well in training and it’ll be a chance for them to hopefully stake their claim.

“They’ve got that enthusiasm and no fear attitude which we do need more than anything.

“It’ll help us as a team but more than anything we want a positive game and a positive result.”

The Spireites have experienced a difficult first half of the season, however, the 29-year-old put forward that the FA Trophy could provide a much-needed boost for the team.

“It’s a good game to have tomorrow for a lot of reasons because we need to kick-start and there is no better time than in the game tomorrow,” stated the forward.

“You want to win every game irrelevant if it’s a league or cup game.

“It’ll be nice to go on a run in the cup and hopefully that’ll feed into the league campaign.

“Hopefully it will give us a kick start for the game at Torquay next week.”

In the FA Trophy last campaign, the Spireites got past Basford United and Bedford Town before exiting the competition in the third round at the hands of Brackley Town.

Boden has experience of getting to a cup final at Wembley with the club in his first spell and was adamant that Chesterfield will be aiming to get as far as they can in the competition.

“If you’re in non-league football it’s a big competition,” Boden said.

“We are probably deemed as a big club in this competition and if you get to Wembley I’m sure people will turn up.

“It was a great occasion when we won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and there were over 30 odd thousand Chesterfield fans down there.

“It was a great day but in the cup, it’s one round at a time and it starts tomorrow.”

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