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Chesterfield Welcome The Dons

13 September 2013

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Chesterfield will host AFC Wimbledon on Saturday afternoon in their seventh fixture of the 2013/14 League 2 campaign.

Overview

The Spireites will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season having taken 16 points from six games, including wins against Southend United, Portsmouth and most recently, Accrington Stanley.

The 1-0 win at the Proact Stadium last weekend kept Chesterfield at the top of the League 2 table, two places and three points above Saturday's opponents, AFC Wimbledon.

The Dons approach this fixture on the back of a three game winning streak in the league, defeating York City, Fleetwood Town and coming back from a two-goal deficit to beat Scunthorpe United 3-2.

The Greater London side last visited the Proact Stadium in February this year where goals from Armand Gnanduillet and Jack Lester awarded Chesterfield the three points.

Team News

Chesterfield

Matty Brown is still recovering from a hamstring injury and will not be available for selection against AFC Wimbledon.

Nathan Smith is suffering from a recurrence of his ankle injury that kept him out of the closing stages of the 2012/13 campaign and will not feature on Saturday.

AFC Wimbledon

Rhys Weston will return to AFC Wimbledon’s squad for Saturday’s trip to Chesterfield after he shrugged off a hamstring injury.

Andy Frampton is also fine to play after suffering a head injury at York City last weekend.

Managers' Views

Paul Cook

“I think Neil's done a fantastic job, he's overseen the changes in players, he's come in at a time when it looked likely that Wimbledon would lose their league status."

"This year he's put together a little bit of a new team, he's got some new players in and they're flying."

"I do think they'll come here tomorrow with a game plan but I do think they'll try and come here and win the game."

Neal Ardley

"It's nice to be involved in a top of the table clash and not a six-pointer at the bottom which is what I was used to last season."

"We've watched footage, we know how good they are. I think they've got an excellent management team in Paul Cook and Leam Richardson."

"We're not going to go there with any fear, we're not going to go there and try and play safe, we're going to go there knowing what we've got to do out of possession but also try and impose ourselves in possession."

Odds

Chesterfield: 8/11 Draw: 11/4 AFC Wimbledon: 7/2

Skybet have Chesterfield as favourites going into Saturday's game but believe The Dons have a chance of taking something from the game.

(Odds accurate as of 10am on Friday, September 13)

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