Date: 15th November 2013 at 11:03pm
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Alan Knill is more than aware of the expectations surrounding Chesterfield this season as they are tipped for automatic promotion and sitting two points off top place certainly demonstrates how their form backs that up, so with Torquay looking to build on our victory over Bury in the league and avenge our FA Cup first round defeat to Rochdale, for the manager we couldn’t have a tougher opponent next up.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the encounter, Knill said we can take the positives that they have struggled lately but if we underestimate what they can actually do it will be our downfall this weekend.

He says that before a ball was kicked in anger this season, almost everybody would’ve highlighted our opponents as favourites to go up and although every team has a bad run – and people have to capitalise on that – it does ultimately come to an end and even Chesterfield’s bad run hasn’t resulted in that many losses so.

‘It’s going to be a tough game, but it’s our job to make it tough for Chesterfield. We’re at home, they’re coming to us and we have to be better than we were last Saturday. It’s important we rely on our strengths. I’m hopeful it will be a great game and the weather will be nice to us as well.’

Knill may have gone too far is calling on the weather.