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PREVIEW: Coventry City

13 January 2017

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The Spireites return to action tomorrow in a Sky Bet League One match with Coventry City, here's all you need to know.

Saturday January 14, Proact Stadium, 3pm.


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.


There are still tickets available online and from the Proact ticket office, priced as follows – 

• Adults from £20 
• Concessions and 17-20 from £13 
• U16 from £5

Team News

Following his appearance on the substitutes bench in Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy tie with Luton Town, Chesterfield caretaker boss Ritchie Humphreys has confirmed that midfielder Angel Martinez is once again in contention to make his first Spireites appearance in 15 months, following his recovery from a serious knee injury.

Ched Evans is also set to feature after recovering from a knock sustained in the Bradford City match, while Humphreys will also be able to include Tom Anderson and Dion Donohue in his plans, after the pair were suspended for the match at Kenilworth Road.

Coventry manager Russell Slade will be able to call up on the services of new signing Kevin Foley, after he joined the club last week following his departure from Charlton Athletic.

Slade will also be able to select captain Jordan Willis who has recovered from a sore hamstring, though Chris Stokes is a doubt with a groin injury.

Form Guide

The Spireites midweek defeat at Luton extended their winless run to five matches. They are however, unbeaten in their last three league matches at the Proact with two victories and a draw from those fixtures.

Meanwhile the Sky Blues victory in the Checkatrade Trophy over Brighton and Hove Albion U23s on Tuesday, was their first since beating Crawley Town in the same competition on December 7.

And despite claiming two creditable draws with both Peterborough United and Bolton Wanderers in their last two fixtures, Coventry have not won a league fixture since beating the Spireites 2-0 at the Ricoh Arena on November 1.

From the Dugout

With both teams situated in the League One relegation zone, Humphreys is aware of the significance of the fixture, and has called on the Spireites fans to get behind the team.

He said: “I know that Russell will have them organised, and pumped up – exactly how we’ll want to be.

“We’ve got to go out there and try and win this game, be positive and give the crowd something the cheer about.

“The support we had on Tuesday night was fantastic, they never stopped singing. Hopefully it’ll be like that on Saturday.”

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