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Buxton Beckons Next in Pre-season

29 July 2016

In their penultimate pre-season match and with just a week to go ahead of the EFL kick-off, the Spireites head to Silverlands to play Buxton on Saturday.

Following on from the promising performance against Derby County on Tuesday night, Chesterfield head to the highest ground in the English football pyramid for the 3pm kick-off.

Spireites fans can buy tickets on the turnstiles, with prices set at £6 for adults, £4 for concessions (over 60s and 17-18 year-olds) and free for under 16s with a paying adult, otherwise £2.

Manager Danny Wilson explained that with just a week to go the match will give some of the younger and fringe players the chance to show what they can do.

"One or two of the senior players will play, those that need minutes, but the majority will be the fringe players, one or two of the younger lads as well will get time, who have not really had a lot of minutes. "It's an opportunity to have a look at them and what they can do.

"Buxton will be a good test again, they've got a strong side there so it won't be a walk in the park, if they think it will be they'll be surprised," said the managed.

Wilson was pleased to see the potential from his side in the narrow 2-1 Derby loss in midweek, where the hosts pushed the Championship opponents all the way.

"I thought the Derby game was excellent from a lot of aspects," he said. "Derby came with a real commitment as well, it wasn't going to be a stroll around friendly which you don't want at this stage of the season.

"You want a competitive game and Derby and ourselves certainly came with that attitude. The first half in footballing terms was exceptional from both teams, we both got the ball down, had a lot of tempo and it was fantastitc and we got a great deal out of that.

"Second half we were loose at times, simply because of all the changes made and losing momentum. Overall, it was a good excerise."


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