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Spireites on Tour - Spain and Portugal 2017 - Day 2

Peak FM's Phil Tooley provides his latest update from the Spireites' pre-season tour to Spain and Portugal.

11 July 2017

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Monday saw the Chesterfield players go through a gruelling double training session in the Andalusian sun, with temperatures well above 30 degrees and shade in short supply.

No rest on Tuesday with a morning session coupled with preparation for the evening’s game against Benfica B, a team that finished in 4th spot in the Portuguese second tier last season, above the second strings of both Sporting Lisbon and Porto.

Benfica B are managed by 35 time Portuguese International Hélder Cristóvão, who played every match for his country as they reached the Quarter Finals of Euro '96 in England.

Packed full of age-group Internationals, Benfica B will offer the Spireites a real test as Gary Caldwell seeks to achieve cohesion in his squad ahead of the weekend game against Middlesbrough and next Tuesday’s Proact encounter with Sheffield United.

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