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PREVIEW: Bolton Wanderers

31 March 2017

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Chesterfield travel to the Macron Stadium to face Bolton Wanderers tomorrow, 3pm. Here's our match preview.......


Tickets for the match will go off sale at the Proact ticket office at 12pm on Friday, March 31, though Spireites supporters can purchase tickets on the day, with no price increase.

Chesterfield are advised that supporters will now be situated in the South Stand’s upper tier, for more information click here.

Team News

Chesterfield will be without David Faupala who will miss the game through suspension following his red card against Rochdale. 

Gary Caldwell will check the fitness of Ched Evans who has been out since the start of the month. 

The Trotters will be without goalkeeper Ben Alnwick who has a knee injury, while full back Andrew Taylor will also miss the game with a calf problem, Dean Moxey is expected to deputise. 

Former loanee Conor Wilkinson - who returned to the Macron from the Proact in early January - has featured in three games for the Trotters and may be on the bench against the Spireites, for whom he scored four goals. 

Form Guide

The Spireites head to Lancashire for a tough test against promotion chasing Wanderers who are expecting a crowd of over 20,000. 

Bolton are on a terrific run, they’re unbeaten in seven matches, winning their last five, a run has seen them move into the automatic promotion places. 

The Trotters are unbeaten in five at home, and have only lost three times at the Macron Stadium in the league all season. 

For Chesterfield, it’s now five games without a win and back to back defeats. The gap between them and safety is 10 points, so the Blues desperately need three points tomorrow. 

They can however, take heart in the fact they have already beaten Bolton this season, a 1-0 win at the Proact back in December. 

From the dugout

With a big crowd expected, the task at hand for the Spireites looks a daunting one, though manager Gary Caldwell is relishing the challenge.

He said: "We're looking forward to it, it's a big game against team who're flying and winning games.

"The stadium will be full anticipating fans, and it's a great opportunity for us to go and cause an upset, create a story and give us momentum in our quest for survival."

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