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Match preview: Barrow

14 August 2018

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The Spireites will be looking for a fourth win in a row when they travel to face Barrow on Tuesday night. Here is our big match preview for the game…..

Tickets can be bought at the ground or for a discounted price online. Tickets will be available at the ground on the day. They are priced at £15-18 for adults, £12-14 for concessions, £8-10 for young adults and £5-8 for youth (12-17) and free for U12s, who must be accompanied by a paying adult. 

Team News

In the pre-match press conference, Martin Allen said: “I still maintain we’ve got a good squad of players, I still maintain everyone can come into our squad. There are goals in this team right through the squad.”

The Opposition
Barrow have had every result so far in their opening league games, winning their first game of the season at home against Havant and Waterlooville, losing away at Halifax and then drawing away at Leyton Orient. They’re eighth in the table.

Manager – Ian Evatt
The Barrow manager is a familiar face to the Spireites. Former player and ex-captain of the Spireites, Evatt is a Chesterfield legend, having had two spells with the club and made 232 appearances.

Last April, following the departure of Jack Lester, Evatt was appointed caretaker-manager for the remainder of the season which unfortunately ended in relegation. He became Barrow manager this summer.

One to Watch
Ex-Liverpool keeper Andy Firth signed for Barrow over the summer and has made a brilliant start. He’s still only 22-years-old and could play a key role for the Bluebirds this season

Head to Head
The Spireites have played Barrow many times in the past, but not in recent years. Chesterfield have won 25, drawn 10 and lost 19 overall. The last time the two clubs faced one another was back in 1967 when Barrow won 2-1.

From the Dugout:
Martin Allen spoke about facing Ian Evatt: “He’s a good manager, he’s young, he’s hungry, on the way up and I think it would be right to say he’s an iconic Chesterfield figure and I’m sure all our supporters will give him a reception when they see him tomorrow night in the right manner.”

If you are not able to make it down to the game, we will make sure you are as close to the action as possible by...

- Providing full-match commentary on Spireites Digital
- Having minute-by-minute coverage on the club’s official Twitter account
- Images during the afternoon posted on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
- Reaction from the game on the official website

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