The Spireites begin 2017 with a home fixture against MK Dons in a Sky Bet League One encounter. Here's our preview.
Venue - Proact Stadium
Date - Monday, January 2
Kick off 3pm
Supporters can buy tickets for the match right up to kick-off from the Proact ticket office or online.
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.
Connor Dimaio is the Spireites major injury worry after missing Friday’s match with Port Vale with a knee injury.
Our visitors MK Dons, will be without Ryan Colclough after his parent club Wigan Athletic recalled him from his loan spell at Stadium MK.
The Spireites have lost back to back games at Rochdale and Port Vale respectively, with the two results pushing the team back into the League One relegation zone.
However, a return to the Proact will hopefully see the team draw inspiration from the 1-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers on December 17.
While they also won the last fixture between the two clubs, with goals from Jay O’Shea, Kristian Dennis and Dan Gardner sealing a 3-2 away win in November.
One of the favourites for promotion following relegation from the Championship last season, MK Dons have endured a difficult season, one that has seen a change of manager, with Robbie Nielsen replacing Karl Robinson.
MK come into the match in 18th position, with three wins in their last six league matches. The most recent being Friday’s 3-2 win over Swindon Town, where a Kieran Agard brace and a Nicky Maynard strike secured all three points.
From the Dugout
Ahead of the game, Spireites boss Danny Wilson admitted he’s surprised to see where MK find themselves, but is backing Nielsen to turn things around.
He said: “Robbie has a very good reputation, which he built up during his time in Scotland. He arrives in the league with new ideas, ideas which may take time to get used to.
“There are some excellent players there, and I’m very surprised to see the position that they are in, but that happens in our league.
“We thought they would be a top six contender and they still may be who knows? But at this moment in time they are in and around us and it would be great to take three points off them.”
Whether you're packed into the Proact or not you can 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