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PREVIEW: Rochdale

23 March 2017

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The Spireites welcome Rochdale to the Proact on Saturday, in a Sky Bet League One fixture, here's our match preview.


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.


Tickets are available online and from the Proact ticket office right up until kick off (3pm). With Adult tickets from £20, concessions from £13 and under 16s for a £1!

Team News

Spireites boss Gary Caldwell will check on the fitness of Ched Evans, who has missed the last four games with an ankle injury.

Midfielder Connor Dimaio, will miss the game due to being on international duty with Republic of Ireland U21s.

Meanwhile Rochdale manager, Keith Hill will be without midfielder Matty Lund who is on international duty with Northern Ireland.

Form Guide

Last weekend’s loss to Bristol Rovers was only the second Spireites defeat in their last five games, while they are unbeaten in their last two matches at the Proact, following draws against Shrewsbury Town and Peterborough United.

Dale meanwhile head into the fixture in 10th place in League One. 

Their most recent fixture was on Tuesday evening when they recovered from a 0-2 deficit at home to Millwall to draw 3-3 at the Crown Oil Arena. Hill’s men have won just one of their last 12 league games.

The match will be the fourth time these teams have met this season, with the Spireites 2-0 Checkatrade Trophy victory in December, sandwiched between the Dale’s wins in the EFL Cup and League One.

From the Dugout

Chesterfield coach, Steve Eyre is expecting a tough game at the Proact, but says that it’s one the squad are relishing.

“It’ll be a really competitive game, but we’re looking forward to it and we’ve had a good week’s preparation.” He said.

“We know that they’ve had a game in the week, both the manager and I went to watch, and having seen them a lot this season they play a very committed, fast and front foot style of football.

“They have a good manager, a talisman player in Ian Henderson and they have goals throughout the team. We expect them to come at us as they try to win every game they play.”

Can't get to the Proact? Fear not you can still 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

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