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Spireites Travel to AFC Wimbledon

11 March 2014

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Chesterfield travel to the Cherry Red Records Stadium to take on AFC Wimbledon in their 36th fixture of the 2013/14 Sky Bet League 2 season.

The Dons are currently 16th in the League 2 table having taken 42 points from 35 games, losing 1-0 to York City in their last outing at Kingsmeadow. A headed Michael Coulson goal just before half time proved enough to separate the sides and take the Minstermen to ninth place in the league.

Neal Ardley's side have struggled to find form of late, losing four of their last six games and taking just 11 points from their last ten. 

Chesterfield approach Tuesday's game on the back of a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Accrington Stanley on Saturday afternoon. A late Ian Evatt strike was not enough to overturn Lee Molyneux's first half hat-trick and the home side took all three points.

Despite the defeat, Paul Cook's side maintained their position at the top of the Sky Bet League 2 table as Rochdale and Scunthorpe United both failed to win their respective fixtures.

These sides meet for the second time in the league this season after Chesterfield prevailed 2-0 in their September meeting. Goals from Gary Roberts and Sam Hird either side of the half time break awarded the Spireites all three points. 

Victory for Chesterfield on Tuesday could see them take a four-point lead over the the chasing teams depending on results elsewhere. 

Team News
AFC Wimbledon
The Dons will have virtually a fully fit squad available for Tuesday’s clash. Charlie Wyke will add another forward option after he shrugged off a hip injury and Kevin Sainte-Luce and Jim Fenlon are also back in contention. 

Defender Andy Frampton could also be back in the squad after putting his injury problems behind him.

The return of key players means Wimbledon are currently only without Charlie Strutton, Callum Kennedy and Rhys Weston.

Dan Gardner is unavailable for Tuesday's game after the midfielder picked up an injury during Chesterfield's defeat at Accrington Stanley.

Drew Talbot remains sidelined as he recovers from the abductor injury that has kept him out of action for a number of weeks.

Manager's Views
Paul Cook

AFC Wimbledon: 11/4 Draw: 21/10 Chesterfield: 11/10
Skybet have Chesterfield as favourites going into Tuesday's game but believe the home side have every chance of taking something from the game.

To place a bet on Tuesday's game or any other football match across the country, sign up for a Sky Bet account via Chesterfield's official link.

(Odds accurate as of 2pm on Tuesday, March 11)

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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