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26 September 2017 Venue Proact Stadium Attendance

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PREVIEW: Yeovil Town

25 September 2017

The games are coming thick and fast for the Spireites, with Yeovil Town being the next team to visit the Proact tomorrow night (7.45pm) in a Sky Bet League Two fixture. Here's our match preview........

Reminder

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

Tickets

Tickets are available for Spireites supporters right up until kick off, 7.45pm.

A full list of prices and availability can be found here.

Team News

Caretaker manager Guy Branston has stated that defender Ian Evatt and midfielder Jordan Sinnott could come into contention for the match, having not made the travelling squad to Luton Town at the weekend. Top goalscorer Kristian Dennis could also feature having missed out in Bedfordshire.

Bradley Barry will once again miss out due to suspension.

Meanwhile, visitors Yeovil could be without defender Daniel Alfei after injury forced him off in the 1-1 draw with Port Vale on Saturday.

The opposition

Manager – Darren Way

A former Glovers player and first team coach, Way took interim charge of Yeovil in December 2015 following the departure of Paul Sturrock.

Six games later he was appointed permanent manager and guided Yeovil to safety later that season. In the summer of 2016 Way signed a new three-year contract with the club, before a 20th placed finish last time out.

As a player, Way joined the club in 2000 and was part of the squad that achieved promotion to the EFL in 2005.

He left for Swansea City in 2006, but returned to the club on loan in 2007 before signing permanently ahead of the 2008/09 season. He was forced to retire from the game in December 2008 following a severe car accident.

One to watch – Otis Khan

A former member of the Manchester United academy, Khan is now in his second season with Yeovil and has scored four goals already this campaign – his latest coming against Port Vale on Saturday.

After leaving United, Khan joined Sheffield United in 2012 and enjoyed loan spells with Buxton, Matlock Town and Barrow before moving to Barnsley in January 2016.

Capable of playing as either a winger or central midfielder, Khan contributed eight goals and five assists last season, with his performances earning him a new two-year deal in the summer.

Head to Head

Tomorrow’s meeting will the 10th since 1950 and the overall record is honours even: -

Chesterfield – 3 (wins)

Draws – 3

Yeovil – 3 (wins)

Interestingly the last two meetings at the Proact have both been draws, with a 2-2 score line in November 2011 being followed by a 0-0 draw on November 1, 2014.

From the dugout:

Branston has been busy preparing the side for the clash with the Glovers tomorrow and he's hinted at changes to the side in terms of personnel and in style.

He said: "There’s tools in the box to work with and to go and get wins.

"I coached the players today and had a small sided game with the lads who hadn’t really played and a bit of shape work with the lads who did feature and those who I’m going to put back into the side.

“So there’s going to be some different things seen tomorrow, it’s going to be exciting.” 

Can't get to the Proact? Fear not you can still follow all the action from the game.  

Across match day we'll have: 

- Live commentary, exclusive to the internet, on iFollow. 

- Minute-by-minute coverage for the club's Twitter page.

- Updates and images from the club's Facebook and Instagram feeds. 

- Stats and reaction across the night on the official site.

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Match Reports

REPORT: Spireites Suffer Late Heartbreak

26 September 2017

A second-half fightback from Chesterfield proved to be in vain, as a 90th minute goal from Yeovil Town captain James Bailey gave the visitors a 3-2 win at the Proact.

Goals from Olufela Olomola (3') and Otis Khan (26') handed the visitors a two-goal lead at half time, before Robbie Weir (49') and Substitute Kristian Dennis (72') scored for the home side in the second half.

The Spireites pushed for a winner, but it was Bailey who secured all three points with a header at the far post following Sam Surridge's cross from the left flank.

Caretaker manager Guy Branston made one change to his starting XI, with Gozie Ugwu replacing Jordan Flores, who dropped to the bench.

In the third minute Francois Zoko’s flick on put through Olomola on goal and he calmly slotted the ball past Chesterfield goalkeeper Joe Anyon, via the post.

Chesterfield centre-half Zak Jules was stretched off shortly afterwards, with what Branston later confirmed was a hamstring injury. 

Yeovil who were the better side in the first half, had opportunities to double their lead with Khan’s effort narrowly missing the post and Zoko being denied by the crossbar with a looping header.

Chesterfield’s first chance of the game came from Louis Reed; whose 25-yard effort went wide. Minutes later Ugwu worked himself a chance, but goalkeeper Artur Krysiak was on hand to tip the ball round for a corner.

But the visitors did double their lead on the 26th minute, after Khan, skipped past the challenges of Sam Hird and Laurence Maguire to curl his effort past the helpless Anyon.

Chesterfield had a bright spell five minutes before the interval, with Andy Kellett and Ugwu both having chances blocked and Chris O’Grady’s effort evaded the crossbar.

The Spireites started the second half the better of the two sides and Weir’s early goal got the home fans back on side.

O’Grady’s low driven cross was met by the Northern Irishman, who swept the ball into the bottom corner in the 49th minute.

Dennis - who had only been on the pitch for a matter of minutes - lobbed Krysiak from 25-yards out to get Chesterfield level in the 72nd minute.

With six-minutes to go full back Matthew Briggs and Reed both hit the side netting with shots from outside the area, before Bailey met Surridge’s cross to put the Glovers 3-2 ahead, with injury time looming.

Hird nearly grabbed an equaliser with the last kick of the game after a cross from the left fell his way at the far post, but the Spireites captain could only drag his effort wide.

Chesterfield: Anyon, Hird (C), Wiseman, O’Grady (Dennis 67’), Ugwu, De Girolamo, Kellett (Flores 73’), Reed, Weir, Briggs, Jules (Maguire 7’).

Substitutes not used: Lee (gk), Dimaio, Brewster, McCourt

Yeovil Town: Krysiak, Smith, Worthington, Khan, Gray (Browne 88’), Dickson, Zoko (Surridge 75’), Bailey (C), James, Olomola (Green 67’), Nelson.

Substitutes not used: Davies, Maddison, Sowunmi, Santos.

Attendance: 3,955 – 101 visiting supporters.

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