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Spireites Travel To Northampton

31 December 2013

Chesterfield travel to Sixfields Stadium to take on Northampton Town in their 24th fixture of the 2013/14 Sky Bet League 2 season.

Overview

The Cobblers are currently 24th in the League 2 table having taken 19 points from 23 games, drawing 0-0 with Portsmouth in their last outing at Fratton Park.

Northampton have struggled to find form of late and are winless in five games in all competitions, taking just ten points from their last ten league games.

The Spireites approach this fixture on the back of a 1-1 draw with Dagenham & Redbridge at the Proact Stadium on Sunday where a sublime Abu Ogogo strike cancelled out an earlier Marc Richards penalty to send the sides home level.

The point kept Chesterfield at the top of League 2 heading into the new year, level on points with Scunthorpe United in second and Burton Albion in third.

These sides meet for the second time in the league this season after a goalless draw at the Proact Stadium in late November. 

Team News

Chesterfield
Sam Morsy suffered a slight recurrence of his knee injury and was forced to miss out against Dagenham & Redbridge but he is close to full fitness and will travel with the team to Sixfields Stadium.

Gary Roberts is also a possibility for Wednesday's game as the winger has trained this week following the hamstring injury that has kept him out of action for a number of weeks.

Sam Hird received a red card for a professional foul during Chesterfield's draw with Dagenham & Redbridge and will serve his one-match ban against Northampton. 

Club captain Ian Evatt is also suspended for Wednesday's game as the yellow card he picked up against the Daggers was his fifth of the season and results in a one-match ban.

Jimmy Ryan (shoulder) and Aaron Chapman (knee) have both been confirmed as missing out on Sunday's game due to their respective injuries.

Manager's Views


Odds

Northampton Town: 11/4 Draw: 12/5 Chesterfield: 1/1
Skybet have Chesterfield as favourites going into Wednesday's game but believe the home side still have a chance of taking something from the game.

(Odds accurate as of 4pm on Monday, December 30)

Coverage

If you can't make the game on Wednesday you can follow the action through live commentary on Spireites Player and minute-by-minute text updates on Chesterfield's official Twitter account.

Spireites Player is also the best place for all post match reaction and highlights after the final whistle and throughout the week.

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