Ahead of meeting Peterborough United in the FA Cup, he said: “Have I ever felt embarrassed by losing to a lower league team? Absolutely not. I hate that term.
“Why be embarrassed about another team winning a game? I've never been embarrassed about anything in football. Football is a tough industry.
“I would never react like that because it does the opposition down. I think there will be very few times when I've questioned an opposition team for their style.
“We have to be respectful. I've been on the other side of it, when I was captain of the Chesterfield team that reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1997. We beat the likes of Nottingham Forest, who were a Premier League outfit back then, along the way.
“I remember when we lost 1-0 to Lincoln they had a 4-4-1-1 formation and never came out their slots. They waited for their one moment — and they had their one moment.
“That is sometimes the way it works — on another day we score and they have to come out and it changes. So I'll never be embarrassed if it doesn't go our way."