BILLERICAY Town boss Dean Brennan hopes his side can make history by reaching the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

Town will make the trip to the Proact Stadium to take on Chesterfield in the first round of the competition tomorrow.

And Brennan, who took over as manager at the AGP Arena in September, believes that Billericay are capable of causing an upset.

“Form doesn’t mean anything in the FA Cup,” said Brennan, whose side will travel to Chesterfield today.

“You need luck in the FA Cup and to work your socks off if you are to progress.

“We have got to make sure we perform to our capabilities and, if we do, I believe we can win the game.

“Chesterfield are unbeaten in seven in all competitions and they are a good side.

“They run their socks off and are a typical Martin Allen team, so we know it is going to be a very tough game.

“But we will go there knowing that, in the FA Cup, there is a 50/50 chance that you will win because anything can happen in this competition.

“The FA Cup is all about the underdog and hopefully we can go there, put in a performance we are proud of and progress to the second round of the competition.”

Billericay will be without the suspended Adam Coombes and latest signing Billy Clifford, who is cup-tied, for the trip to Chesterfield.

The Spireites have history in the competition, having reached the semi-finals in the 1996/97 season.

Competing in the Second Division, Chesterfield boasted the likes of current Burnley boss Sean Dyche in their side.

But having drawn the original semi-final with Middlesbrough 3-3 after extra-time, the Spireites missed out on a place in the final due to suffering a 3-0 defeat in the replay.

However, Chesterfield now find themselves in the top tier of non-league football and are just outside of the National League drop zone.

And Brennan hopes the travelling Billericay support can roar the visitors onto an upset.

The former Hemel Hempstead chief added: “For the supporters and football club, these are the greatest matches.

“Hopefully we can make it a super day by going and getting a win.

“They are playing at the level we want to be in, so it will be a good test for us.

“We have a lot of supporters travelling to Chesterfield for the game and I have no doubt they will get right behind us.

“The supporters have been fantastic, especially the ones who travel to the away games, and we appreciate their backing.”