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PREVIEW: Yeovil Town

25 September 2017

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The games are coming thick and fast for the Spireites, with Yeovil Town being the next team to visit the Proact tomorrow night (7.45pm) in a Sky Bet League Two fixture. Here's our match preview........


Supporters should be aware that Tesco Extra, adjacent to the Proact Stadium, will be enforcing a two-hour match day parking restriction.


Tickets are available for Spireites supporters right up until kick off, 7.45pm.

A full list of prices and availability can be found here.

Team News

Caretaker manager Guy Branston has stated that defender Ian Evatt and midfielder Jordan Sinnott could come into contention for the match, having not made the travelling squad to Luton Town at the weekend. Top goalscorer Kristian Dennis could also feature having missed out in Bedfordshire.

Bradley Barry will once again miss out due to suspension.

Meanwhile, visitors Yeovil could be without defender Daniel Alfei after injury forced him off in the 1-1 draw with Port Vale on Saturday.

The opposition

Manager – Darren Way

A former Glovers player and first team coach, Way took interim charge of Yeovil in December 2015 following the departure of Paul Sturrock.

Six games later he was appointed permanent manager and guided Yeovil to safety later that season. In the summer of 2016 Way signed a new three-year contract with the club, before a 20th placed finish last time out.

As a player, Way joined the club in 2000 and was part of the squad that achieved promotion to the EFL in 2005.

He left for Swansea City in 2006, but returned to the club on loan in 2007 before signing permanently ahead of the 2008/09 season. He was forced to retire from the game in December 2008 following a severe car accident.

One to watch – Otis Khan

A former member of the Manchester United academy, Khan is now in his second season with Yeovil and has scored four goals already this campaign – his latest coming against Port Vale on Saturday.

After leaving United, Khan joined Sheffield United in 2012 and enjoyed loan spells with Buxton, Matlock Town and Barrow before moving to Barnsley in January 2016.

Capable of playing as either a winger or central midfielder, Khan contributed eight goals and five assists last season, with his performances earning him a new two-year deal in the summer.

Head to Head

Tomorrow’s meeting will the 10th since 1950 and the overall record is honours even: -

Chesterfield – 3 (wins)

Draws – 3

Yeovil – 3 (wins)

Interestingly the last two meetings at the Proact have both been draws, with a 2-2 score line in November 2011 being followed by a 0-0 draw on November 1, 2014.

From the dugout:

Branston has been busy preparing the side for the clash with the Glovers tomorrow and he's hinted at changes to the side in terms of personnel and in style.

He said: "There’s tools in the box to work with and to go and get wins.

"I coached the players today and had a small sided game with the lads who hadn’t really played and a bit of shape work with the lads who did feature and those who I’m going to put back into the side.

“So there’s going to be some different things seen tomorrow, it’s going to be exciting.” 

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 iFollow. 

- 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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