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YOUTH TEAM: Millers Test for Spireites

19 August 2016

After a tough loss last time out the Spireites jump back on the horse as they travel to Rotherham United for their latest league fixture.

The 10:30am kick-off is the third fixture of the campaign, with a win at Hartlepool United and a loss at Mansfield Town the two results recorded so far by the Spireites.

Mark Smith, academy manager, talked about the match: "It'll be a tough game, they're probably one of the stronger teams in our division. 

"We're coming in off the back of a defeat, which is never the best way to come in, but hopefully we can produce something like what I know were' capable of and come away with a decent result.

"We won the first game and then got beaten by Mansfield in the second game, I think that was because of a difference in pace and power - they were bigger than us and stronger than us.

"We still made a game of that and only conceded in the closing minutes, when I think we'd been able to make it and even game.

"We're okay, we set out at the start of the season with me saying to the players that I expect us to win it. You could call that putting pressure on the players, but I only say it because of what I've seen in training and pre-season."

Team News

George Lynam is out for between six and eight weeks with a knee injury, with the Spireites' only other casualty Connor Fowler.

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