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18 October 2016

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The Spireites return home in their hunt for points on Tuesday night as they welcome Fleetwood Town to the Proact for their latest Sky Bet League 1 game.

Chesterfield have yet to win away from home this campaign - the latest attempt the 1-0 Southend United loss on Saturday - but have impressed more at home with four wins already.

Team News

Danny Wilson said on Monday in his press conference that his only injury worry coming out of Saturday's game at Southend was with striker Conor Wilkinson, who was substituted late on after receiving a knock. The manager saying he's leave it until late before assessing the frontman's availability.

For the Cod Army, Aaron Amadi-Holloway misses out with a hamstring injury, while Chris Long is touch-and-go for the match with a knock.

It will be a second return for former Spireites favourite Jimmy Ryan, the midfielder an important man for the Lancashire outfit, working alongside Kyle Dempsey in a counter-attacking line-up.

Form Guide

The Spireites' narrow loss at Southend United on Saturday cemented their recent struggles, and after a calender month without a victory Wilson's men will be looking for a return to winning ways on Tuesday, especially with the side now dipping into the bottom four in the table.

Up until Saturday Fleetwood were in a similar vein of form, but snapped a run of just two points in five games with a 2-0 win over Peterborough United, Jack Sowerby and Bobby Grant the scorers.

The Cod Army's weekend success showed the power of a win on the tight Sky Bet League 1 table, the three points boosting the seasiders from the near the bottom to the middle of the standings in the course of an afternoon.

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From the Dugout

The manager discussed the tight-knit nature of the league table ahead of the game, well-aware that one or two solid results could push his side away from the danger zone.

"Look at Fleetwood - three points for them has given them a different outlook in the league. We know that between the teams in this league - and I take even the ones who are at the top - there's nothing between them.

"If you get a slice of luck and a little bit of a run and momentum that will take you away, and that's why we feel that on our day we're a challenge for anybody."

Commenting on the Cod Army and Tuesday's task in hand, Wilson showed respect to Uwe Rosler but felt his side can get the result they desire if they play to their strengths.

"They're a good footballing side," he explained. "They're bright, they had a good win at the weekend, but their season's been very similar to ours up until the weekend. They'll come with a bit of confidence, but only as much as any club that comes here.

"If we set our game plan out and we can adhere to that and get a slice of luck along the way we'll have a great chance of winning the game.

"You've got to make your home form quite strong and then get little bits and bobs away from home, that's still not changed. We've had a decent start at home so we've got to maintain that, go out and really have a go at teams that come here - and we'll do that against Fleetwood."

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