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Match Preview: Halifax

8 February 2019

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The Spireites return to league action as they face FC Halifax Town this Saturday, kick off 3pm. Here is our big match preview for the game.....


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Team news:

Robbie Weir is likely to be involved in the matchday squad after missing last week’s FA Trophy defeat to Brackley Town.

Bradley Barry and Marc-Antoine Fortune are also likely to be available for selection after shaking off knocks.

Newcastle United loanee Josef Yarney could be in line to make his league debut. He made his first appearance for the Spireites in last week’s FA Trophy defeat to Brackley Town.

Fellow January recruits Jack McKay and Scott Boden could be in line for their debuts on Saturday.

The Opposition:  

Manager - Jamie Fullarton

Capped by Scotland at Under-21 level, Fullarton played for the likes of St Mirren, Crystal Palace and Dundee United. He also made one league appearance for the Spireites in 2004.

Fullarton set up a coaching academy in Spain before being made youth-team coach at Bristol Rovers in 2011.

A year later, he joined Bolton Wanderers as coach of their Under-21s.

Fullarton was named manager of Notts County in January 2016 but lost his job just two months later.

He took over as manager of FC Halifax Town in February.

One to Watch - Matty Kosylo

He joined FC Halifax Town just over two and a half years ago after signing from Nantwich Town and has become a real stalwart for the team over the past couple of seasons.

He scored in the first match between the two teams back in October, with the game finishing 1-1.

His stats so far this season has seen the winger score four goals and he has got three assists in all competitions.

Head to head:

The clubs have met just once and that was a 1-1 draw at the Shay back in October of last year which was live on BT Sport.

From the dugout:

John Sheridan: “We need to win games at home. It’ll be a tough test but when we’re at home, I expect us to win the game.

"I think that winning every game - even reserve and friendly games - is a good habit. We need to get a winning mentality in and around the place and hopefully, we can do that to enable us to stay up."


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- Providing reaction from the game on the official website


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