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Spireites Travel to Plymouth Argyle

18 March 2014

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Chesterfield travel to Home Park to take on Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night in their 38th fixture of the 2013/14 Sky Bet League 2 season.

Overview
The Pilgrims are currently ninth in the League 2 table having taken 51 points from 36 games, losing 2-0 to Scunthorpe United in their last outing at Home Park. A 79th minute strike from Dave Syers and an own goal from Jake Cole in the dying minutes were enough to award Russ Wilcox's side all three points.

Plymouth have enjoyed a strong spell of form recently, winning four games from their last six and taking 17 points from their last ten as the Pilgrims chase the League 2 play-offs.

Chesterfield approach Tuesday's game on the back of a 3-0 victory over promotion rivals Oxford United. An Ollie Banks strike within ten minutes was followed by a brace from Gary Roberts as the Spireites blew away the Us in a convincing display at the Proact Stadium.

With Scunthorpe United and Rochdale both winning on Saturday, victory over Oxford meant Paul Cook's side maintained their one-point lead atop the Sky Bet League 2 table. 

These sides meet for the second time in the league this season after Chesterfield prevailed 2-0 in their December meeting. Matty Brown scored on his Spireites debut to give Chesterfield the lead before Marc Richards fired home from the penalty spot to complete the victory and earn 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. 

Last Time We Met


Team News
Chesterfield
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
John Sheridan
"They are pretty strong; they have got pretty good players for this division. They’ve got a bit of experience, some good young players on the team.

“I think we expected them to have a good season and they are having good one but, when we played them up there, I expected to get something from the game. Hopefully they were expecting a tough game and we gave them a tough game.”

Paul Cook

Odds
Plymouth Argyle: 23/10 Draw: 21/10 Chesterfield: 13/10
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)

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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