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Spireites Host Pompey

3 March 2014

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Chesterfield will host Portsmouth at the Proact Stadium on Monday evening in their 34th fixture of the 2013/14 League 2 campaign.

Paul Cook's side approach Monday's game on the back of an emphatic 4-1 win over Cheltenham Town last week, four goals in seven minutes from Dan Gardner, Eoin Doyle, Ollie Banks and Liam Cooper all but sealed the victory in the first half at the Abbey Business Stadium on Tuesday.

The win meant Chesterfield maintained pole position in Sky Bet League 2 and with teams below failing to pick up points over the weekend, the Spireites could extend their lead to four points with victory over Portsmouth on Monday night.

Pompey come to the Proact Stadium in indifferent form, taking 13 points from their last ten league games - defeating Accrington Stanley 1-0 in their last outing at Fratton Park on Tuesday night.

Richie Barker's side are currently 19th in the League 2 table with just six points between them and the League 2 relegation zone. Relegation to the Skrill Premier League at the end of the 2013/14 season would be Portsmouth's third drop in as many years.

Chesterfield and Portsmouth meet for the second time this season after the Spireites prevailed 2-0 in the reverse fixture at Fratton Park. Goals from Armand Gnanduillet and Tendayi Darikwa sealed all three points for the Spireites in the sides' August encounter. 

Team News

Drew Talbot is still suffering from the abductor injury that has kept him out of action for recent weeks and will not feature against Portsmouth on Monday.

Pre Match Views

Leam Richardson

Richie Barker
"They’re a team who already have a League One mentality and that what’s we’re trying to create here because we don’t want it to be a shock when we get there.

“Chesterfield are one of the sides who have been consistent throughout the season and that’s why they are where they are.

“They have good players and the ability to see games through and they were 4-0 up after half an hour at Cheltenham the other night."


Chesterfield: 8/15 Draw: 10/3 Portsmouth: 5/1
Sky Bet have Chesterfield as strong favourites going into Monday's game and have given Pompey a slim chance of taking anything from the fixture.

(Odds accurate as of 3pm on Monday, March 3)


If you can't make the game on Monday 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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