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PREVIEW: Bristol Rovers

17 March 2017

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The Spireites head to the south-west to take on eighth placed Bristol Rovers tomorrow afternoon (3pm), here’s our match preview.


Tickets for match at the Memorial Ground are now off sale at the ticket office, however fans can purchase tickets from the ground on the day, with no price increase. 

Prices are as follows: 

Standing - Adults £16, Over 65 £8, 16-21 £12, U16 £8 

Seating - Adults £19, Over 65 £10, 16-21 £15, U16 £10 

Team News

Rovers manager, Darrell Clarke, hopes to have James Clarke in the squad, after the defender suffered a 'life-threatening' allergic reaction during their match with Bury on Tuesday. 

One player definitely out is Stuart Sinclair, who was sent off against the Shakers, and will serve a one match ban as a result. 

There are no fresh injury concerns for the Spireites following Tuesday’s draw with Peterborough United. 

Paul McGinn is in contention to be involved once again, after completing 60 minutes in the reserve team match with Rotherham United on Tuesday. 

Form Guide 

Rovers’ nine match unbeaten run came to an end after the 3-0 loss at Gigg Lane. 

Dauntingly for the Spireites, 'the Gas' have been very strong at home this season and are currently unbeaten in nine home games, losing just three of their 19 league matches at the Memorial Stadium this season. 

Chesterfield go into the game on a run of just one defeat in their last four games, and unbeaten in two, after home draws with Shrewsbury Town and Peterborough.

Gary Caldwell's men have not fared too badly on their travels since his appointment, with one win, two draws and two defeats from their five away fixtures. 

From the dugout

Caldwell expects another difficult match tomorrow, but also anticipates an entertaining contest between two teams needing points for different reasons.

He said: "I went to watch them earlier in the season, so I know their stadium, the atmosphere they generate at home, and the pressure they will try and put us under.  

"So we're ready for that, the players know what they're facing, but it's up to us to take the game to them and focus on what we're going to do.

"It'll make for a good game, it's two teams who are still hungry to achieve their goals come the end of the season."

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