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PREVIEW: Charlton Athletic

21 April 2017

The Spireites play their final home match of the season against Charlton Athletic tomorrow, 3pm, here is our match preview……

Reminder

Home and away supporters are asked to note that the Tesco Extra supermarket adjacent to the Proact has informed the club that they will be enforcing their two-hour parking restrictions on match days.

Tickets

Tickets are available online and from the Proact ticket office right up until kick off (3pm). With Adult tickets from £20, concessions from £13 and under 16s for £1!

Team news

The Spireites will be without the suspended Dion Donohue, the left back’s red card against Southend United means he will miss the remainder of the season. Rai Simons has also been ruled out after picking up an Achilles injury at Scunthorpe United on Monday. 

Jon Nolan could make his return, the midfielder has missed the last three matches with a two match ban and a minor injury.  

For the Addicks, Chris Solly returned from a long injury lay off against Coventry City on Good Friday but missed the Easter Monday victory over Gillingham and could therefore be a doubt. 

Form guide

Chesterfield will be playing for pride and will want to ensure they don’t slip to the foot of the table after relegation was confirmed at Scunthorpe on Monday, the defeat at Glanford Park means that t’s just one win in nine for the Spireites, who have only won twice at the Proact in 2017.

Charlton secured their League One status on Easter Monday with a 3-0 win over Gillingham. They’re currently three unbeaten (won two, drew one), having previously been looking over their shoulder following a run of just one win in 14 league matches. 

Karl Robinson’s men however, have gone eight away games without a win with their last coming in January when they overcame Bolton Wanderers. It was one of their four away triumphs all season.

From the dugout

Despite the Spireites being relegated, coach Steve Eyre insists that the fixture is still a big game for the club, with the players and staff wanting to finish the home campaign on a high.

He said:
“We’re expecting a competitive game, as Charlton have improved recently and have come anyway from any danger that people may have thought they’d have been in.

“There’s no such thing as a dead rubber game at the end of the season, we don’t believe in that, and we owe it to ourselves and supporters to play to our best and win.” 

Can't get to the Proact? Fear not you can still follow all the action from the game. 

Across match day we'll have: 
- Live commentary, exclusive to the internet, on PlayerHD 
- Minute-by-minute coverage for the club's Twitter page
- Updates and images from the club's Facebook and Instagram feeds 
- Stats and reaction across the weekend on the official site