Chesterfield's pre-season friendly at Matlock Town has been brought forward from July 14 to Thursday, July 9 (7.45pm).The new date was necessary due to a change in the structure of Chesterfield's pre-season programme. Full details will be revealed in due course.
This means that the game at the Autoworld Arena will provide supporters with their first opportunity to see the Spireites in action under Dean Saunders.
Chesterfield face another neighbouring non-league side the following night when they make the short trip to Buxton (kick-off 7.45pm).
The Spireites then face Hull City at the Proact Stadium on Tuesday, July 21 (7.30pm) before entertaining Burnley on Saturday, July 25 (3pm).
A game at Ilkeston follows on Tuesday, July 28 (7.45pm) and a Chesterfield XI will play at Belper the following night (kick-off 7pm). The build-up to the new campaign concludes with a game at Hartlepool United on Saturday, August 1 (3pm).