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PREVIEW: Southend United

13 April 2017

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The Spireites are back in action at the Proact tomorrow, when they take on play-off chasing Southend United, 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!

Season ticket holders will each be able to bring up to two friends for £5 each for the match.

Team News

Spireites boss, Gary Caldwell, will be without the services of midfielder Jon Nolan, who serves the final match of a two-game suspension. David Faupala however, is available again after the completion of his three-match ban. 

Striker, Ched Evans, will once again be assessed, as he continues to work his way back to fitness following an ankle injury.

Visitors Southend, will be without the suspended Ryan Leonard, while manager Phil Brown, will check on the fitness of Anthony Wordsworth (neck injury), Nile Ranger (knee injury), Ben Coker (ankle injury) and John White (hip injury).

Form Guide

The Spireites will be looking to make it back to back home victories, after Joe Rowley’s first senior goal settled the match with Port Vale last Saturday.

Four points from their last two fixtures means that the Spireites can still avoid the drop from League One, however, defeat at the Proact tomorrow along with other results going against them will see the Spireites relegated to League Two.

Meanwhile, despite suffering consecutive defeats to Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic, Southend are still very much in contention for a League One play-off place.

Prior to their last two results, the Shrimpers had won their previous four matches, and currently sit just one point and place outside top six. 

From the Dugout

Chesterfield manager Gary Caldwell, expects another tough fixture tomorrow, but rather than focus on the opposition he wants his team to continue from where they left off last weekend.

He said: “Southend are a very energetic team, which play on the front foot and have threats in attacking areas.

“But like we always do, we want to focus on us, we’re in good form and we want to put on another good performance for the crowd, and get three points to keep our survival bid going.” 

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

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