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PREVIEW: Yeovil Town

19 January 2018

The Spireites head to Yeovil Town tomorrow, looking to build on last week’s impressive 2-0 win over Luton Town. Here’s our big match preview……

Tickets 

Tickets are now off sale at the Proact ticket office and online, however supporters can purchase tickets on the day at Yeovil. With all categories bar U16s subject to a £3 price increase. 

A full list of prices is as follows (including increase): - 

Category

Price

Adult

£24

Senior (65+)

£20

Disabled/wheelchair*

£20

Young person (16-21)

£16

U16s

£6

Team News 

Tomorrow’s hosts, Yeovil, will once again be without Rhys Browne (ankle), Oscar Gobern (hamstring), James Bailey (knee) and Dan Alfei (knee).

Spireites boss Jack Lester confirmed that Kristian Dennis will travel with the squad to Somerset, after missing last week’s match with a calf injury, though a decision on the 14-goal striker’s involvement will be made closer to kick off.

Full back Bradley Barry is also in the travelling party after recovering from a hamstring injury, while Scott Wiseman returns from suspension. Meanwhile, new signing Alex Whitmore is contention to make his Chesterfield debut. 

The opposition

The manager – Darren Way 

Like his opposite number Lester, Way is a former fans favourite at the Huish Park. Where he made 207 league appearances for the Glovers in a six-year spell between 2000 and 2006, before returning to the club in 2007 after a short stint at Swansea City.

He became first team coach in 2010 aged just 31, after retiring early due to a serious car crash and became first team manager in December 2015, replacing Terry Skiverton.

The Glovers sit one place above the Spireites in the League Two table and will be looking to make it four home wins in succession against the Spireites, ahead of next week’s Emirates FA Cup fourth round tie with Manchester United.

One to watch - Francois Zoko

Ivory Coast international striker Zoko is the Glovers' top scorer this season with nine goals.

The attacker, formerly of Carlisle and Notts County, is dangerously good at hitting the target, with 74% of his shots having tested the keeper or gone in this season.

An instinctive, predatory striker, the 34-year-old has a knack of being in the right place at the right time and tapping the ball in from close range.

Head-to-head

Three out of the last four occasions that these two teams have squared off, the result has been 3-2, with Yeovil winning by that score line at the Proact in September

The overall record is as follows: -

Yeovil - 4 (wins)

Draws – 3

Chesterfield – 3 (wins)

The Spireites have a decent record at Huish Park, winning two out of their four visits, including a 3-1 win on their first visit in 2005, thanks to a Paul Hall strike and an Adam Smith brace. 

From the Dugout

Lester has urged his team to repeat their level of performance from the win over the Hatters last Saturday and help to make up ground on Yeovil in the table.

He said: “It’s a game we’re looking forward to. They’re a good side but there’s areas where we think we can hurt them.

“We’re very clear already on how we’re going to approach the game, the shape and where we think we can be successful.

“We’re at our best when we’re attacking teams and that will certainly be the plan on Saturday.”

Can't get to Yeovil? 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 weekend on the official site.


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