DEAN Inman believes a bumper crowd could give Billericay Town ‘an extra 10 per cent’ when they face Chesterfield in their FA Cup first round replay tonight.

The AGP Arena is set to welcome the biggest crowd of the season as Billericay look to reach the second round of the competition for the first time in the club’s history.

And Inman, 28, stressed that the National League South high-flyers need the supporters to be the 12th man.

“We are two games away from a potential glamour tie and we believe in ourselves,” said Inman, who is Billericay’s club record signing having joined from Maidenhead United in a £27,600 deal 13 months ago.

“We know it’s going to be very tough and they are a professional side in non-league football.

“While we will all be at work during the day leading up to the game, they will be travelling down and preparing properly.

“It’s always hard playing against full-time teams, but we know we can win if we play to our strengths.

“Upsets happen in the FA Cup and we believe that we are capable of winning the game.

“We are going to have spells in the game where we are penned in, so we need the crowd to make it difficult for them and they can give us that extra 10 per cent.

“If we can get an early goal and the crowd behind us, that will make it intimidating for them and we stand a good chance.”

The original tie saw Moses Emmanuel’s thunderous strike cancel out Laurence Maguire’s opener for Chesterfield and seal a 1-1 draw.

The winners of tonight’s replay face a second round home tie against League Two side Grimsby Town and Inman, who came on as a substitute at the Proact Stadium 10 days ago, is eager to nail down a regular starting berth in Dean Brennan’s defence.

“It’s difficult when you come off the bench and are getting minutes here and there,” added the central defender, who scored both goals as Billericay snatched a late point at Hungerford Town last time out.

“Not getting a run in the team can be difficult, but it’s up to me to get back in the team on a regular basis.

“I came on at Chesterfield and I thought I did really well.

“I thought I did well defensively, as well as in the other box, at Hungerford as well.

“I want my performances to do the talking and hopefully I will then be one of the first names on the teamsheet.

“A win against Chesterfield tonight would be great for me and the club.”