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Match preview: Maidenhead United

5 August 2019

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The Spireites face Maidenhead United away from home on Tuesday (7.45pm) in their second league match of the 2019/20 season. Here is our match preview...

Tickets:

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: £15

Concessions (senior citizen/UB40/NUS) : £10

U16:£5

Online tickets: To avoid queues on matchday buy tickets before you get to the ground. You can print these tickets out at home or save them to your phone so you can go straight to the turnstiles. Please click here to order.

Tickets will also be sold at the Maidenhead ticket offices on the day (subject to availability).

You may be asked to show proof of ID, including age, so it is advisable to take some ID.

Team news:

John Sheridan will be hoping that a few of the players who were ruled-out of Saturday's opening game of the season against Dover Athletic will be available for selection.

Opposition:

The Manager: Alan Devonshire

Devonshire will take charge of the second game of the season in what will be his fourth season in charge of Maidenhead after being appointed in 2015. This is Devonshire’s second spell in charge of the Magpies after a relatively successful first period in charge from 1996 to 2003.

After playing as a wide midfielder for the likes of West Ham United and Watford, Devonshire took his first managerial job at the Magpies.

In 2003, he joined Hampton and Richmond Borough where he spent eight years, winning multiple promotions, therefore attracting clubs from higher leagues.

His next club was a newly promoted Braintree Town where he spent four years, managing them in the Conference. However, after declining contract offers, he left to re-join Maidenhead and has been there ever since.

Devonshire guided the Magpies to 19th position last season, five places behind Chesterfield.

One-to-Watch: Jake Cassidy

After scoring in the first game of the season against Stockport County, Cassidy will be keen to keep having an impact.

After impressing in the first season of his career, scoring 28 goals in 32 appearances for Llandudno Junction, he gained the attention of Wolverhampton Wanderers and signed for them in 2010. During five years with Wolverhampton, he was loaned out to the likes of Tranmere Rovers, Notts County and Southend United.

Wolves sold him to Oldham Athletic and he then went to Hartlepool the following season. From there he was loaned to Maidenhead, where he impressed enough for the Magpies to sign him this summer.

Head to Head:

The Spirites and the Magpies have faced each other just twice, both coming last season. Maidenhead won both games, the most recent coming towards the end of the season when the Magpies were 2-0 victors. 

From the Dugout:

John Sheridan said: “Even though it’s the second game of season, it’s a must-win game to keep us around the mix.

“We need to concentrate on how we will turn it around and hopefully we will do that.”

 

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

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-Providing reaction from the game on the official website


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