'It will be a tough task' - Brackley Town looking forward to taking on in-form Chesterfield at 'terrific' Technique Stadium

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Brackley Town manager Kevin Wilkin says it will be a ‘tough task’ for his team to overcome an in-form Chesterfield side in the FA Trophy third round at the Technique Stadium on Saturday.

Brackley, of the National League North, booked their place in the third round with a 3-2 home win against Royston Town on Tuesday night.

The Spireites, who are unbeaten in four games under manager James Rowe and go into the match on a 6-0 hammering of Barnet, enter the competition at this stage.

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The Blues are probably likely to make some changes as they face Dover Athletic away in the league on Tuesday night.

Town hammered Barnet 6-0 last time out.Town hammered Barnet 6-0 last time out.
Town hammered Barnet 6-0 last time out.

Captain Will Evans is available for selection again after missing the win against Barnet due to being suspended.

The Saints won the FA Trophy in 2018 and knocked Chesterfield out in the third round the following year with a 2-0 win at the Technique.

Wilkin’s team are currently ninth in the National League North and have only lost two of their first 11 games.

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“We’ve been there before and were fortunate enough to achieve a result,” Wilkin said.

“It’s a terrific stadium that we’ll enjoy playing at and a good surface.

“It’s a competition we look forward to and have done well in over quite a period and want to continue to enjoy it.

“It will be a tough task for us to overcome of course. They are a full-time side in a good place at the moment.

“Their confidence is high and so is ours so it should make for an interesting tie.”