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PREVIEW: Walsall

6 March 2017

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The Spireites travel to Walsall tomorrow (7.45pm kick off), in a rearranged Sky Bet League One fixture, here's our match preview.


Tickets are now off sale at the Proact ticket office. However, supporters are able to purchase them on the day from the Banks' Stadium. 

Prices are as follows: 

Adults £22
Over 60 & U18 £17

Team News 

Walsall boss Jon Whitney must decide whether to include Amadou Bakayoko in his starting XI, after the striker notched his team's second goal from the bench in Saturday's match with Oldham Athletic. Whitney will also have to check on Matt Preston, who missed the encounter with the Latics through injury.

Chesterfield manager Gary Caldwell will asses the fitness of on-loan Manchester City striker, David Faupala, after he missed Saturday's win at Swindon Town through injury. 

Midfielder Jon Nolan won't be available for the game, and the match will once again come to soon for defender Paul McGinn - though the Scot is set to play for the reserves, in their match with Grimsby Town at the Proact.

Form Guide

Walsall find themselves in 12th position in League One, nine points off the play-off places. 

The Saddlers have been very impressive at home recently, winning their last five league fixtures at the Banks' Stadium.

Saturday's win at Swindon was the Spireites' first since January 14, and leaves them eight points from safety in League One. A victory in the West Midlands will take the Spireites to within a point of Port Vale in 22nd. 

The two teams have previously met this season at the Proact in August, where a Ched Evans double gave the Spireites a 2-0 victory.

From the Dugout 

After securing his first win in charge of the Spireites at Swindon, Caldwell has urged his team to take the momentum into the team's remaining fixtures.

He said: "It gives you belief that what you're doing can work, and that if you stay together and put that performance in, then you can win games. 

"This isn't over, there's a long, long way to go in this league campaign and we're still full of belief that we can achieve our goals come the end of the season.

"Coming off the back of Saturday is great for us, because we know we can go into the Walsall game with real confidence and belief."

Can't get to Walsall? Fear not you can still follow all the action from the game. 

Across matchday 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 night on the official site

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