BUXTON FC manager Martin McIntosh insists the Bucks will approach the Derbyshire County FA Senior Challenge Cup final against Derby County just like any other game.
The resurgent Bucks take on a Derby County XI at Chesterfield FC’s B2net Stadium on Wednesday evening (kick-off 7.45pm) in a repeat of last year’s final, which The Rams won 5-0.
McIntosh, who after Saturday’s 1-0 Evo-Stik League defeat by Whitby Town joined Scott Maxfield in signing a new two-year deal to remain at the Silverlands, said: “We’ll approach the cup final just like any other game.
“Obviously Derby have got some seriously good player in the squad and it depends who they put out as to what sort of chance we’ll have. They are full-time pros and play at a very high level in the Championship.
“It’s going to be difficult whatever happens, even if they put a youth team out it’ll be tough.”
The Bucks will be missing key players for the final - loanees Bradley Barraclough, Marc Roberts and Adie Hawes are all ineligible to play.
Admission for fans - priced £9 for adults and £4 for concessions (senior citizens and under-16s) - is payable at the turnstiles on the night.