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Spireites Travel to Scunthorpe United

7 February 2014

Chesterfield travel to Glanford Park to take on Scunthorpe United in their 30th fixture of the 2013/14 Sky Bet League 2 season.

Overview

The Iron are currently second in the League 2 table having taken 51 points from 29 games, drawing 0-0 with Hartlepool United in their last outing at Victoria Park.

Scunthorpe are undefeated in 13 games - form that has propelled the Lincolnshire side into the League 2 automatic promotion places. However, a run of four consecutive draws has seen Scunthorpe surrender pole position to Saturday's opponents, Chesterfield.

Victory for Russ Wilcox's side would keep them in second place in the table and on level points with the Spireites.

Chesterfield approach this game in scintillating form with four back-to-back victories in all competitions, scoring 11 goals and conceding just three in the process. 

Paul Cook's side will be buoyed by their midweek 3-1 first leg win over League 2 promotion hopefuls Fleetwood Town in the northern area final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Highbury Stadium. Prior to the cup tie, the Spireites had taken nine points out of nine from league games against Northampton Town, York City and Bristol Rovers.

Victory for Chesterfield on Saturday could see the North Derbyshire side extend their lead at the top of the League 2 table to six points depending on results elsewhere. 

These sides meet for the second time in the league this season after a 1-1 draw at the Proact Stadium in early November. A late Luke Waterfall leveller stunned the home support after Chesterfield had led for 80 minutes through a well-taken Marc Richards strike.

Team News

Scunthorpe United
Iron boss Russ Wilcox is hoping to have defender Marcus Williams fit for the Spireites’ visit after he picked up a hip injury at Hartlepool. 

Luke Waterfall looks set to be out for a few weeks after going over on his ankle in training ahead of the game at Pools. 

Deon Burton (calf) also remains out alongside Connor Jennings (calf), Andy Welsh (knee) and Matt Godden (ankle). 

Chesterfield
Paul Cook has a fully fit squad to choose from going into Saturday's game against Scunthorpe United.  

Pre Match Views

Gary McSheffrey

Paul Cook

Odds

Scunthorpe United: 17/10 Draw: 23/10 Chesterfield: 6/4
Skybet have Chesterfield as slight favourites going into Saturday's game but believe there is next to nothing to choose between the two sides.

(Odds accurate as of 5pm on Friday, February 7)

Coverage

If you can't make the game on Saturday 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 over the weekend.

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