CLUB captain Rob Edwards is the ideal man to ensure Town don't take Tuesday's LDV Vans Trophy clash against Morecambe lightly.
The first-round Galpharm Stadium match-up (7.45) comes less than a year after Town were ousted from the FA Cup by another Conference outfit, Accrington Stanley.
And it stirs awkward memories for Edwards, who was in the Chesterfield team beaten by Jim Harvey's Morecambe in the FA Cup first round a couple of seasons ago.
"We will have to be on our mettle and Morecambe are not to be taken lightly," said Edwards, who will miss the tie because of a hamstring injury.
"When Chesterfield played them in the FA Cup it didn't work out well for us and Morecambe went on to do really well.
"You have to remember that lads at that level are all wanting to do what we do, play full-time in the Football League.
"A lot of them are full-time now in any case, so the gap to League football has closed a lot.
"Quite a lot of players who are being released by League clubs are getting contracts at Conference level, too, so the standard is very good.
"Talent is filtering down to the Conference and making it stronger all the time and, with clubs like Morecambe getting a chance in the LDV, they will want to do well."
Town had a bye in last season's first round before going out to Carlisle at Brunton Park in the second.
That was a miserable night, and Edwards is keen to make sure Town are among the frontrunners in the lower-division knockout this time.
"We certainly want to do a lot better than we did a year ago," said Edwards, who was ever-present until being hurt in training.
"People keep describing the LDV as a Mickey Mouse competition but the reward for getting to the final is a trip to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff - and we all know what that can mean!
"We had a great time there last season and I know that in the 90s the club went to Wembley in successive seasons, so hopefully the LDV will give us a chance to do the same with back-to-back visits to Cardiff."
Town's 34-year-old left wing-back opened his goal account for this season in the 4-0 drubbing of Hull and was maintaining solid form until his injury.
"It's not gone badly for me until this setback," he said.
"I signed a new contract in the summer and thought I would be a squad man like last time, but the gaffer put me in and it's been great to stay there.
"Knowing Anthony Lloyd has been there waiting for a chance really has helped keep me on my toes and we've got good competition for places throughout the team.
"Everyone is aware that if they have a few bad games they are going to get dropped, so all the lads are putting in 100% every game.
"We had a bit of a mixed start to the season and, after the performance at Doncaster, we all knew we had to bounce back and perform a lot better.
"Against Hull we did that and then we reproduced it against Port Vale, getting right at them from the start.
"It didn't happen for us against Barnsley, but we've got to learn from that and move on."
Edwards has been impressed by the crowds turning out at the Galpharm - Saturday's gate of 14,794 was Town's highest of the season.
"All the lads have enjoyed the atmosphere during matches, especially at our place where it's been electric," he said.
"They respond to us getting after the opposition and attacking like we do and that's what we'll be aiming to do as often as we can."
So will Edwards be back among the goals when he returns from injury?
"We are not bothered who scores the goals as long as we keep on winning," he said.
"I was just pleased to be on the scoresheet against Hull, especially as it put us two goals ahead and gave us a bit of breathing space.
"It was a good strike and I've been lucky to score a few good goals down the years, but the most important thing is that the team keep doing well."
Prices are reduced for the Morecambe game.
It's £6 for adults and £1 for juniors, with OAPs and students paying £3. Students have to show ID at the ticket office to get the cut-price deal.