DAVENTRY TOWN: Foster promises to go on the attack in Chesterfield FA Cup clash

GOING FOR GOALS - Daventry Town boss Darran Foster insists his team will be positive at Chesterfield this afternoon
GOING FOR GOALS - Daventry Town boss Darran Foster insists his team will be positive at Chesterfield this afternoon

Daventry Town are determined to take the game to their more illustrious hosts in this afternoon’s FA Cup first round clast at Chesterfield (ko 3pm).

The non-Leaguers from Communications Park could be forgiven for travelling to Derbyshire and parking their luxury coach in front of their own goal.

But the ‘Purple Army’ boss Darran Foster is not interested in doing anything of the sort.

He insists Daventry only ‘play one way’ and that involves attacking, and attacking hard.

“We do carry a goal threat, and we are very good going forward,” said Foster. “I have two or three midfielders who have scored a lot of goals this season, along with big Ashley Robinson up front who is our top goalscorer.

“We also have Scott Cross that has come back to the club, Tom Lorraine has started to find the net, and we have some attacking threat.

“We like to get forward in numbers, and we get forward quickly, so it will be interesting.”

Playing in the Calor League Division One Central, Daventry are four levels below Chesterfield in the football pyramid.

Whereas Chesterfield are professional and full-time, Daventry are semi-pro and part-time.

The odds are all stacked in the Spireites’ favour, which is something Foster acknowledges, but he knows his players will match their hosts for heart on Saturday.

It’s just whether they can match them in other areas.

“We didn’t go and have them watched, but we have watched a couple of videos of them,” said Foster.

“We have seen their last couple of games, and it is no different to what we would expect.

“They are going to be strong, and they have pace and they have quality. The main difference we are used to is going to be the pace of everything.

“Don’t get me wrong, we do play at a high tempo and we always have done. What we lack in ability we make up for in tempo.

“I know the lads will be up for it, and I don’t think the tempo of the game will come into it until late on when fitness will come into it.

“But their raw ability, raw pace and physical strength will be better than ours.

“Once you start playing against professionals, and people who play football for a living, all of a sudden you are up against a different character.”