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29 July 2017 Venue Proact Stadium Attendance 1,867 Referee Mark Heywood

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Chesterfield
4 - 0
Doncaster Rovers

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4-3-3
  • 12
    Joe Anyon
    GK
  • 4
    Sam Hird
    DF
  • 6
    Ian Evatt (C)
    DF
  • 8
    Jordan Sinnott
    MF
  • 9
    Kristian Dennis
    FW
  • 10
    Chris O'Grady
    FW
  • 11
    Gozie Ugwu
    FW
  • 15
    Robbie Weir
    MF
  • 19
    Dion Donohue
    DF
  • 25
    Louis Reed
    MF
  • 27
    Bradley Barry
    DF

Substitutes

  • 1
    Tommy Lee
    SUB
  • 2
    Paul McGinn
    SUB
  • 7
    Reece Mitchell
    SUB
  • 16
    Charlie Wakefield
    SUB
  • 17
    Connor Dimaio
    SUB
  • 18
    Delial Brewster
    SUB
  • 20
    Laurence Maguire
    SUB
  • 26
    Jak McCourt
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Gary Caldwell

4-4-2
  • 1
    Marko Marosi
    GK
  • 2
    Niall Mason
    DF
  • 3
    Craig Alcock
    DF
  • 5
    Joe Wright
    DF
  • 6
    Andy Butler (C)
    DF
  • 7
    Matty Blair
    MF
  • 4
    Harry Middleton
    MF
  • 8
    Trialist
    MF
  • 9
    Alfie May
    FW
  • 10
    Gary McSheffrey
    MF
  • 11
    Andy Williams
    FW

Substitutes

  • 33
    Louis Jones
    SUB
  • 20
    Tyler Garrah
    SUB
  • 17
    Lewis Scattergood
    SUB
  • 15
    Reece Fielding
    SUB
  • 14
    Jacob Fletcher
    SUB
  • 12
    Tyler Walker
    SUB
  • 16
    Keegan Towrow
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Darren Ferguson

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Match Previews

Spireites Prepare to Face Doncaster

28 July 2017

The Spireites face Doncaster Rovers on Saturday in their third and final pre-season outing at the Proact Stadium, hoping to add a first win on home turf before the fast-approaching Sky Bet League Two campaign begins.

Reminder

Supporters should be aware that Tesco Extra, adjacent to the Proact Stadium, will be enforcing a two-hour matchday parking restriction.

Tickets

Home supporters are reminded that The Van Yard (West) Stand will be the one area open and the visitors, as usual, have been allocated the North Stand. Purchases can be made at either the ticket office or the turnstiles up until kick-off, with prices as follows:

Adults - £10

Concessions - £5

Under 16s - £3

Team News

Jordan Sinnott and Kristian Dennis will be assessed prior to the contest to see whether they are fit enough to play. Trialist Robbie Weir is a doubt ahead of the game. Mickaël Latour, a former youth player at Paris Saint-Germain who has been on trial with the Spireites, will not feature.

Opposition

Doncaster's pre-season schedule has included one win, one draw and a single defeat. Most recently, Sheffield Wednesday were victorious by a 2-1 scoreline on their visit to the Keepmoat Stadium. Injury-wise, Alex Kiwomya was expected to miss the first month of the campaign but a back issue has extended the length of time that the winger will now spend on the sidelines.

Manager

Darren Ferguson has been in charge of Doncaster Rovers since October 2015 and achieved promotion last season, after securing a third-place finish. Like most managers following promotion, he will be aiming to carry the momentum through into the upcoming campaign and challenge at the right end of the table.

Spotlight

James Coppinger

An experienced midfielder who featured on 39 occasions during the last campaign, adding to the scoresheet on ten occasions and making a significant contribution towards the side's promotion from the fourth tier. Approaching his 13th season with the Rovers, Coppinger has been a fixed feature in the side for a considerable period of time.

John Marquis

Making a total of 45 appearances last season, Marquis netted 26 times and played a pivotal role in the club's promotion-winning campaign. In past seasons, the forward had not scored on more than eight occasions, making it the most prolific spell of his career.

Head to Head

Chesterfield - 31 (wins)

Draws - 26

Doncaster Rovers - 27 (wins)

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Match Reports

Spireites Finish Pre-season in Style

29 July 2017

Chesterfield convincingly dismantled Sky Bet League One side Doncaster Rovers in their final pre-season game at the Proact.

Kristian Dennis, Delial Brewster, Gozie Ugwu and Reece Mitchell scored the goals in an entertaining friendly, which saw Doncaster forward Alfie May sent-off for violent conduct in the first half.

The Spireites had to wait until after the break to open the scoring despite a dominant first half display.

Dennis was the quickest to react in the 55th minute after his first attempt hit the post following Ugwu’s knock down.

Dion Donohue jinked past two defenders on the left flank in the 71st minute, before he allowed Brewster a simple tap-in inside the area with a fine cross.

Ugwu (83) added the third, with a powerful strike that substitute goalkeeper Louis Jones couldn’t react quick enough to. Mitchell then rounded off the scoring five minutes from time, combining with fellow substitute Paul McGinn on the right-hand side of the area and caressing the ball into the bottom corner.

May’s controversial stamp on full-back Bradley Barry came in the 38th minute, which capped off an eventful few minutes for the forward. He originally clashing with Jordan Sinnott, with May’s late challenge resulting in a yellow card.

Nevertheless, Gary Caldwell’s men looked the sharper of the two sides, even when they both had 11 men on the field. The Spireites demonstrated their expansive free-flowing football, which time and time again cut open the Doncaster defence.

On-loan midfielder Louis Reed, who showed his class by dictating play in the middle of the park, also tested Doncaster goalkeeper Marko Marosi on a couple of occasions with efforts from outside the box.

A well-worked move saw trialist Robbie Weir link up with Dennis and allowed Chris O’Grady the chance to shoot on the edge of the area, which Marosi smartly tipped over.

O’Grady showed his power to shrug off Niall Mason as he darted down the left hand side, sending in a cross that strike partner Ugwu headed wide.

Sinnott also went very close in the second half after Marosi saved twice from close range attempts.

It was a performance to delight the Chesterfield fans and they’ll be hoping Caldwell’s men can carry on were they left off when they host Grimsby Town on the opening day of the Sky Bet League Two season next Saturday.

Chesterfield: Anyon (Lee), Barry (Mitchell), Hird, Evatt (Maguire), Donohue, Sinnott (McGinn), Weir (McCourt), Reed, Dennis (Brewster), O’Grady (Wakefield), Ugwu.

Sub not used: Dimaio

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