Underdogs can bite the Spireites

Chesterfield's Eoin Doyle
Chesterfield's Eoin Doyle
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Daventry Town skipper Liam Dolman speaks for all of his colleagues as the Northamptonshire side anticipate their FA Cup trip to the Proact Stadium.

The ex-Northampton Town centre half said: “We’re just going to go there and enjoy the day, there’s no pressure on us so we’ll see what happens.

“You never know, it’s the FA Cup, we’re massive underdogs but we go there full of confidence, obviously, but we know it’s going to be tough. But we’ll go and give our all and see what the outcome is.”

Darran Foster’s side have won eight of nine league games and have already achieved their best ever runs in both the FA Cup and FA Trophy. Dolman added: “We’re on a good run but Chesterfield are a great outfit that are going well in League Two and we hope they’ll have a huge off day and we can cause an upset.”

Dolman knows the man he’s likely to mark: “Rico (Marc Richards) was in the Northampton first team when I was growing up in the youth team, I got on with him quite well and hopefully we can have a good battle. He’s a top player and we all want to play against top players.”

The eighth step side are revelling in the glory of the tie and Dolman, who scored a penalty in the 6-1 final qualifying win over Hartley Wintney concluded: “The last qualifying round was like our final, we wanted to get through and get a big club and Chesterfield are a big club, nice new stadium so we’ll be delighted to go there and get the ball down on the nice playing surface.”

Midfielder Sam Morsy is definitely out for Chesterfield but striker Eoin Doyle is available again after suspension.