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Chesterfield Host The Shakers

10 January 2014

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Chesterfield will host Bury on Saturday in their 24th fixture of the 2013/14 League 2 campaign.

Overview

The Spireites approach Saturday's game on the back of a six-game unbeaten run in all competitions, defeating Long Eaton United 7-0 in their last outing at the Proact Stadium in the Derbyshire Senior Cup.

Chesterfield haven't featured in the league since Dagenham & Redbridge on Sunday, December 29 as the fixtures against Northampton Town and Cheltenham Town were both postponed due to waterlogged pitches. 

Before the two-week break, the Spireites had taken 15 points from their last eight league games and had lost just one in ten. Without playing, the North Derbyshire side dropped to third place in the Sky Bet League 2 table, three points behind leaders Scunthorpe but with a game in hand.

The Shakers come into Saturday's game on the back of consecutive victories and having taken 13 points from their last eight league games, beating Hartlepool United 3-0 in their last outing at Victoria Park.

The Greater Manchester side appointed David Flitcroft as their manager in December and have climbed to 18th place in the League 2 table since the former Barnsley boss' arrival. 

Chesterfield and Bury meet for the second time this season after the Spireites prevailed 2-0 in the match at Gigg Lane on the opening day of the season with goals from Jay O'Shea and Marc Richards sealing the three points. 

Team News

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

Club captain Ian Evatt is also suspended for Saturday'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.

Manager's Views

Paul Cook

David Flitcroft
"We've gone into fine detail to find what Chesterfield are about, what problems they give us and what problems we can give them."

"The last few days have been a total commitment to the Chesterfield cause and we've enjoyed it."

Odds

Chesterfield: 4/5 Draw: 5/2 Bury: 7/2
Sky Bet have Chesterfield as favourites going into Sunday's game but believe the away side have every chance of taking something from the game.

(Odds accurate as of 11am on Friday, January 10)

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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