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Chesterfield FC's first visit to Wembley in 17 years gets everybody excited

The Johnstone's Paint Trophy displayed in Chesterfield Town Centre Photo: ITV News

It hasn't been the best of seasons so far for Chesterfield Football Club.

They're currently bottom of League Two, staring relegation in the face.

But on Sunday all that will be forgotten when around 18,000 Spireites will follow the team down to Wembley for the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy against Swindon Town.

It's their first visit to the home of football in 17 years.

They have never before won a Football League Trophy and the fans are excited.

But despite being in a higher division, Chesterfield will actually go into the game as underdogs.

According to Chesterfield player Jack Lester, who played at Wembley for Grimsby Town, the key to getting a good result is handling the "Wembley Experience".

"It all depends on the individuals' character. Some will relish it and they're the ones that you want to play. The people that handle it best- they'll be the ones who will probably win on the day."

"It all depends on the individuals' character. Some will relish it and they're the ones that you want to play. The people that handle it best- they'll be the ones who will probably win on the day."

– Jack Lester, Chesterfield player

The backroom staff has plenty of Wembley experience too.

Physio Jamie Hewitt played for the club the last time they reached Wembley in 1995 and Chief executive Chris Turner and John Sheriden have both won there as well.

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    Chesterfield take on Swindon Town on Sunday in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. 20,000 fans expected to travel from the town.