Chesterfield-born striker dreaming of FA Cup glory - and a potential glamour tie against Sheffield United or Manchester United

Chesterfield-born striker Diego De Girolamo admits he is dreaming of FA Cup glory.

Thursday, 25th November 2021, 1:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd December 2021, 1:18 pm
Diego de Girolamo, who scored the winner at York, wants to win a chance to face Sheffield United or Manchester United in the FA Cup third round.

De Girolamo, who played for 16 times during a loan spell with Spireties in the 2017/18 season, hopes to fire Buxton into the FA Cup third round this weekend.

His Buxton side host League One’s Morecambe in front of the BBC cameras.

“It is generally all I have thought about,” he said. “It won’t be just me, but most of the other lads as well - it is on my mind near enough all the time.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

“I had that great feeling against Kettering and against York. If I experience it against Morecambe it would be unbelievable.

“It is on my mind how it can happen. It is a brilliant place to be around at the moment.

“We are getting big crowds and there is great banter in the dressing room. There's just a real buzz at the club right now.

“It's probably some of the best memories I have had in football.”

And De Girolamo is also relishing being able to show what he can do to the watching nation.

“I perform better with pressure,” he added. “I enjoy my friends and family watching from the stands. It makes me give a bit extra and I would rather the game was on tv than not.

“There is a lot of excitement amongst the lads, we are all talking about who we want in the next round if we win.

“I don’t support them but I’d want either Sheffield United away or Manchester United at Old Trafford.”