Chesterfield take on fellow Sky Bet League One strugglers Port Vale, at the Proact this Saturday, 3pm, here's our preview.......
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 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!
Spireites boss, Gary Caldwell, will be without the services of midfielder Jon Nolan, who serves a two-match suspension following his sending off at Bolton Wanderers last Saturday. French striker David Faupala is also absent as he serves the final game of his three-match ban.
Visitors Port Vale will be without midfielder Danny Pugh, after he was dismissed against Rochdale in midweek. Defender, Kjell Knops, will also miss the match, after suffering a knee injury at Spotland.
The Spireites’ 0-0 draw at the Macron last Saturday, halted a run of back to back defeats.
However, despite the impressive result and performance, it leaves the Spireites with it all to do if they are to beat the drop – Gary Caldwell’s men are 11 points from safety with just five games remaining.
Michael Brown’s Vale side currently sit in 20th position in League One on 45 points, two points clear of the drop zone, though the Valiants do have a game in hand on those around them.
They come into the fixture with just three wins from their last 10 matches, after they followed up last week’s 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon with a 3-0 defeat to Rochdale on Tuesday.
The two teams have already met this season, with Jerome Thomas’ deflected strike settling the contest at Vale Park on December 30 in favour of the Valiants.
From the Dugout
Chesterfield manager Gary Caldwell hailed his team as ‘magnificent’ in last weekend’s draw at the Macron Stadium, and wants the same level of performance to be displayed at the Proact.
He said: “We were up against an in-form team and a point was the least we deserved.
“I was delighted with the players and if anything I thought we should have won due to the chances we created in the first half.
“We have to take the Bolton performance forward. We have the odd game where we’ve done well but last week’s display was by far the best since I’ve been here.”
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