Following an FA Cup sub-committee hearing at Wembley Stadium today, the Spireites have been ordered to replay their FA Cup second round proper fixture against Milton Keynes Dons.
The club had admitted a breach of FA Cup Rule 15(j), after fielding an ineligible player, namely Georg Margreitter, in their 1-0 win at MK Dons on Saturday, December 6.
Margreitter – on loan to Chesterfield from Wolverhampton Wanderers – played in the fixture without the necessary written permission having been received by The FA as at the 12noon deadline on Friday, December 5.
After considering submissions made by Chesterfield in relation to the charge, the committee has ordered the tie to be replayed at MK Dons on the earliest available date as decided by The FA.
The tie will be played to a finish, with no further replay. No further action was taken against Chesterfield as ordering the tie to be replayed was deemed sufficient punishment.
Full written reasons will follow.
The decision is final and binding on all parties.