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Spireites Travel to Cheltenham Town

25 February 2014

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Chesterfield travel to the Abbey Business Stadium to take on Cheltenham Town in their 33rd fixture of the 2013/14 Sky Bet League 2 season.

Overview

The Robins are currently 15th in the League 2 table having taken 39 points from 31 games, defeating Newport County 1-0 in their last outing at Rodney Parade.

Cheltenham's victory over the Exiles on Saturday ended a seven-game league run without a win, taking just three points from six games leading into the Robins' trip to Newport County.

Chesterfield approach this game on the back of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park on Saturday. A first half Max Kretzschmar penalty proved enough to separate the sides and condemn the Spireites to their first league defeat in six league outings.

Despite the defeat, Paul Cook's side have taken 13 points from their last six league fixtures, maintaining their position atop the Sky Bet League 2 table with a three-point gap lead over fourth place Oxford United. 

Victory for the Blues on Tuesday could see the Spireites extend their lead at the top of the table to three points depending on results elsewhere. 

These sides meet for the second time in the league this season after Chesterfield prevailed 2-0 in the Spireites & Robins August meeting. Goals from Gary Roberts and Eoin Doyle awarded Cook's side three points during their strong early season run.

Team News

Cheltenham Town
Cheltenham Town will once again be without Troy Brown and David Noble but both are making good progress with their injuries. 

Mark Yates admitted to the media during Thursday's press call that he is likely to make no changes to the team that started out in the 1-0 win at Newport.

Chesterfield
Jay O'Shea picked up a back injury during the Spireites' 1-0 defeat at Wycombe and is questionable for Tuesday's game.

Drew Talbot stands to be out for three to four weeks after a recurrence of his abductor injury.

Manager's Views

Mark Yates

Paul Cook

Odds

Cheltenham Town: 11/5 Draw: 12/5 Chesterfield: 6/5
Skybet have Chesterfield as favourites going into Tuesday's game but believe the home side have every chance of taking something from the game.

(Odds accurate as of 11am on Tuesday, February 25)

Coverage

If you can't make the game on Tuesday 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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