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Spireites Prepare to Face Doncaster

28 July 2017

The Spireites face Doncaster Rovers on Saturday in their third and final pre-season outing at the Proact Stadium, hoping to add a first win on home turf before the fast-approaching Sky Bet League Two campaign begins.

Reminder

Supporters should be aware that Tesco Extra, adjacent to the Proact Stadium, will be enforcing a two-hour matchday parking restriction.

Tickets

Home supporters are reminded that The Van Yard (West) Stand will be the one area open and the visitors, as usual, have been allocated the North Stand. Purchases can be made at either the ticket office or the turnstiles up until kick-off, with prices as follows:

Adults - £10

Concessions - £5

Under 16s - £3

Team News

Jordan Sinnott and Kristian Dennis will be assessed prior to the contest to see whether they are fit enough to play. Trialist Robbie Weir is a doubt ahead of the game. Mickaël Latour, a former youth player at Paris Saint-Germain who has been on trial with the Spireites, will not feature.

Opposition

Doncaster's pre-season schedule has included one win, one draw and a single defeat. Most recently, Sheffield Wednesday were victorious by a 2-1 scoreline on their visit to the Keepmoat Stadium. Injury-wise, Alex Kiwomya was expected to miss the first month of the campaign but a back issue has extended the length of time that the winger will now spend on the sidelines.

Manager

Darren Ferguson has been in charge of Doncaster Rovers since October 2015 and achieved promotion last season, after securing a third-place finish. Like most managers following promotion, he will be aiming to carry the momentum through into the upcoming campaign and challenge at the right end of the table.

Spotlight

James Coppinger

An experienced midfielder who featured on 39 occasions during the last campaign, adding to the scoresheet on ten occasions and making a significant contribution towards the side's promotion from the fourth tier. Approaching his 13th season with the Rovers, Coppinger has been a fixed feature in the side for a considerable period of time.

John Marquis

Making a total of 45 appearances last season, Marquis netted 26 times and played a pivotal role in the club's promotion-winning campaign. In past seasons, the forward had not scored on more than eight occasions, making it the most prolific spell of his career.

Head to Head

Chesterfield - 31 (wins)

Draws - 26

Doncaster Rovers - 27 (wins)


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