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PREVIEW: Shrewsbury Town

10 March 2017

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After away trips to Swindon Town and Walsall, the Spireites return to the Proact tomorrow to take on Shrewsbury Town (3pm), 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 from £1

Team News

Spireites midfielder Jon Nolan is back in contention for the game, having completed a week of full training, though striker, Ched Evans, is set to miss out with an ankle injury. 

Paul McGinn continued his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury, featuring in the reserves fixture with Grimsby Town last Tuesday, and therefore could also be in Gary Caldwell's thoughts. 

Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst announced that he should have an almost full squad to choose from on Saturday, with only Abu Ogogo a doubt, the midfielder was absent from training on Thursday and looks set to miss the clash at the Proact. 

The fixture will see Sylvan Ebanks-Blake come up against his former side for the first time; the striker spent the first half of season on-loan at Shrewsbury.  

Form Guide

Chesterfield’s win away at Swindon was only a week ago, and despite the setback of the defeat to Walsall, will still provide Gary Caldwell’s men with a boost in their bid for survival. 

The Spireites have struggled at home in recent times, having not won at the Proact since beating Coventry 1-0 on January, 14; however, Gary Caldwell’s men will remain confident of securing a second win inside a week. 

Shrewsbury sit five places and 11 points above Chesterfield and have had mixed fortunes away from home in recent times. 

Having not lost an away fixture in three matches, defeats at both MK Dons and Peterborough ensured that the Shrews remain within the relegation scrap.

The two teams have already met this season with the Shrews winning 2-1 at New Meadow thanks to goals from Junior Brown and Adam El Abd on August 20.

From the Dugout

Chesterfield manager Caldwell, secured a first win last weekend away at Swindon, and now he's looking for his players to provide a first win at the Proact since January 14.

He said: "A win is always important, it's nice to win at home.

"Every successful team has good home form, and we have to make sure we get that between now and the end of the season."

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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