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PREVIEW: Notts County

11 August 2017

The Spireites are back on their travels tomorrow, when they make the short trip to Meadow Lane to take on Notts County in a Sky Bet League Two clash (3pm). Here is our match preview.....

Tickets

Tickets are available to purchase at the Proact ticket office until 2pm today (Friday, August 11), however they are now unavailable on the online ticket office.

Supporters also have the option of purchasing their tickets at Meadow Lane on the day of the game.

There are no cash turnstiles at the ground, so fans are advised to purchase in advance to ensure they can enter the stadium in time for kick-off.

There is a cash-only away supporter ticket office situated at the Meadow Lane end of the Jimmy Sirrel stand, but there are only two windows available at this ticket office.

There is also an additional £2 to pay for tickets purchased on the day.

Prices for the match are as follows (subject to no price increase): -

• Adults - £20
• Concessions (Young adult 18-21 and seniors aged 60 and above) - £14
• Under 18 - £7
• Under 16 - £5
• Under 12 - £1* must be sold/accompanied by a full paying adult/senior
• Under 7 – FREE
• Ambulant & Wheelchair Disabled – Price relevant to age band
• Carer – Free of charge for persons on higher or medium rate of DLA or equivalent PIP

Team News

Notts County manager, Kevin Nolan, admits that he’ll have to monitor his squad, after their midweek Carabao Cup tie with Scunthorpe United went the distance, with the Magpies eventually losing 6-5 on penalties.

Former Spireite Dan Jones missed the match on Tuesday night, but could come back into the reckoning on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Spireites boss Gary Caldwell, will welcome back captain Ian Evatt to the squad after he missed Tuesday night’s cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday due to suspension.

Jordan Sinnott will be monitored after suffering a thigh injury in last Saturday’s opener with Grimsby Town, while Jerome Binnom-Williams and Joe Rowley are still unavailable.

The opposition

Manager

Following a spell as player-manager of Leyton Orient, Nolan was appointed Notts County boss in January 2017, and led the Magpies to a 16th place finish last term.

A former England U18 and U21 international, Nolan is best known for a playing career which spanned over 600 games and took in 111 goals for Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and West Ham United.

One to watch

Jonathan Stead

Stead joined the club from Bradford City in the summer of 2015 on a free transfer, in his two seasons with the Magpies, he’s finished as the team’s top goal scorer.

Now 34, Stead has enjoyed a lengthy playing career which has seen him play in all four divisions for the likes of Huddersfield Town, Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland.

Head to Head

From the 66 competitive meetings between the two clubs, it’s the Magpies who hold the better record with seven more victories, the full record is as follows: -

• Chesterfield - 20 (wins)
• Draws - 19
• Notts County - 27 (wins)

The Spireites recent record at Meadow Lane is a decent one however, with three wins from their last five visits, the last of which came in February 2015, where a Caolan Lavery strike secured a 1-0 win.

From the dugout

Spireites boss, Gary Caldwell, knows that away games in League Two are not easy, with the trip to Meadow Lane being no different.

He said: “They’re a physical team and it’s going to be a difficult game as all the games in League Two will be.

“They gave a spirited performance in midweek and were unlucky not to win at Scunthorpe, which is a difficult place to go.

“So they’ll be buoyed by that and I’m sure that in playing their first home game of the season they’ll have a big backing, it’ll be a tough game.”

Can't get to Meadow Lane? 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 iFollow.
- 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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