KEVIN ROBERTS admits Chesterfield away in front of a big crowd at the Proact Stadium is a game no Wrexham player wants to miss.

Sam Ricketts' side continue their promotion challenge against the Spireites with more than 1,000 Reds supporters making the trip to Derbyshire.

Roberts is looking forward to the clash as Wrexham look to maintain their promotion challenge.

"It is going to be unbelievable," said Roberts. "A thousand fans away at Chesterfield shows what the fans are all about.

"They have got a big following as well so it's not a game you want to miss."

Wrexham are second in the table, on the same number of points as leaders Salford City, after winning their last three league games.

Chesterfield are without a league win in 13 games but won 3-1 at Fylde in the FA Cup last weekend and Roberts is expecting a tricky test, but one that the Reds can pass.

"Chesterfield have just picked up form so it is going to be a difficult place to go," said Roberts.

"They are a very big club at this level, have got an experienced manager and experienced players.

"They are unbeaten in three games and have just won at Fylde which is not an easy place to go so it is going to be a difficult game.

"But the lads are full of confidence at the minute, we have got a good squad of players and everyone who plays is fighting to keep their shirt.

"That is the way it should be if you want to be challenging at the top of the league, you can't just have an eleven.

"We have got a good, solid 20 lads you can rely on when they come in." With Shaun Pearson carrying a knock and Manny Smith still sidelined, Roberts switched to the centre of defence for the 2-0 victory over Harrogate Town in Tuesday's FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay.

Set to return to right-back against Chesterfield, Roberts would have no qualms about continuing in the middle.

"I am happy to play wherever the gaffer asks me to play," said Roberts. "I just try to do a job for the team.

"I have played centre-half before, it's where I played when I was younger, so it was pretty comfortable for me."

Akil Wright scored his first Wrexham goal in the cup victory and Roberts was delighted to see the midfielder finally get off the mark.

"I always give him stick and say I don't know why he goes up for corners because he won't score," said Roberts.

"But it was with his foot and not his head so I will stick to my guns on that one!

"All the lads are buzzing for him, especially for the hard work he puts in."

Roberts, like Wright, arrived at The Racecourse ahead of the 2017-18 campaign and has been a regular in the side but is still looking for his first Wrexham goal.

But he feels it will come if he continues to go up for corners.

"The last two games I have snuck in for a few corners so if that carries on, I will definitely be due a goal," added Roberts.

"If I was a regular going up and didn't score I would hold my hands up but I would fancy myself to score if I was a regular."