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PREVIEW: Northampton Town

10 February 2017

The Spireites are back on their travels tomorrow, taking on Northampton Town at the Sixfields Stadium, here is our match preview.

Tickets

Tickets go off sale at the Proact ticket office at 11am Friday, February 10, though supporters can purchase their tickets on the day, with a price increase of £2.

Prices are as follows (prices to increase by £2 on the day in all categories bar U7s): 

Adults: £22 
Overs 65s & U21s £18 
U18s £10 
U7 FREE 

Team News

Sam Hird looks set to return to the Chesterfield squad, after recovering from the calf injury that kept him out of the Oldham Athletic clash last Saturday.

While Dan Jones and Angel Martinez both returned against Oldham and will be hoping for further involvement as their rehabilitation continues. 

Cobblers manager, Justin Edinburgh, has said that he expects Saturday’s fixture to come to soon for any injury returns. 

Leading scorer Alex Revell is one of the injured and former Chesterfield forward Marc Richards led the line in his absence in the 2-1 defeat at Walsall last weekend. 

The 34-year-old is expected to retain his place, despite competition from January loan signing Michael Smith, who came off the bench against Walsall. 

Form Guide

Chesterfield are looking to bounce back after a crushing last minute 0-1 defeat to Oldham at the Proact. The loss put an end to the Spireites run of five home league matches without a loss, increasing pressure on them in their battle for League One survival.  

The Spireites haven’t lost to the Cobblers in their previous 9 fixtures, a run that dates back to August 2009, and earlier this season ended Northampton’s 31-match unbeaten run, winning 3-1 at the Proact in September. 

Similarly to Chesterfield, Northampton replaced their manager mid-January, with Edinburgh coming in for former Spireites defender, Rob Page.

The Cobblers have won just once in 2017, a 3-0 win at home to Coventry City on January 28. But despite their poor form, they are continuing to score regularly at home, netting 23 times in 14 matches at Sixfields. 

From the Dugout

Spireites boss Gary Caldwell: “I think like every League One game it’s a difficult fixture, there are no easy games.

“They are near the bottom and fighting, and they know if we win we’ll close the gap on them and bring them back into it. It’s a big game for both teams.

“They’re a physical team, Justin’s Gillingham teams were always hard to beat and were energetic teams, and he’s got them playing a similar way.

“We know they’re going to put us under pressure, we’ll need to defend well, but we want to impose ourselves on the game and have quality in the final third that can get that elusive goal.” 

Can't get to the Sixfields Stadium? 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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