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Match Preview: Barnet

16 August 2019

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The Spireites head to Barnet on Saturday hoping to claim their first league win of the season, kick-off 3pm. Here is our big match preview for the game….

Tickets:

Supporters can purchase tickets via the opposition club’s website.

Tickets are priced at £20 for adults, £13 for concessions (65+ & U21s) and £5 for U17s.

To purchase online, please click on this link.

Tickets will also be sold on the day. 

For any queries, please phone 0208 381 3800 (option 1).

Team News:

During the pre-match press conference assistant manager, Glynn Snodin confirmed that one of the Spireites’ injured players could be making a return to the side on Saturday.

The Opposition

The Manager – Darren Currie

Currie is known to Chesterfield fans from his time as a player at the club. The nephew of former Sheffield United star Tony Currie, he joined the Spireites in 2008 after leaving Luton Town.

Currie scored five goals in 38 appearances during his spell at Saltergate before signing for Dagenham & Redbridge in 2010 after a loan stint.

Currie's playing career took in various clubs including Ipswich Town, Brighton & Hove Albion and Shrewsbury Town. 

He also played for Barnet and returned to the Bees in the summer of last year to assist manager John Still. 

Following Still's departure in December, Currie took over in a caretaker capacity before being named head coach in January. 

Since taking over he took Barnet to 13th place in the National League, made it to the fourth round of the FA Cup and featured in an FA Trophy Quarterfinal.

Barnet currently sit in tenth position in the league.

One to Watch – Simeon Akinola

Akinola began his career in the youth set-up at Boreham Wood before making 21 league appearances for The Wood.

During his two years at the club, he was loaned out to Billericay Town and Harrow Borough.

He scored four goals in five appearances for Harrow Borough which led to him signing for them on a permanent deal in 2012.

The 27-year-old made the move to Braintree in 2014 and the forward contributed 36 goals and assists during a two-year stint.

Barnet signed Akinola in January 2017 and has gone on to make over 60 appearances for The Bees.

Chesterfield will have to be aware of the striker on Saturday as he has netted three goals already this season.

Head to head

The two sides have played each other on 22 occasions, with the Spireites winning ten, losing 9 and drawing three. Last time out Chesterfield ran out 2-0 winners at the Hive back in February.

From the dugout

Assistant manager Glynn Snodin: “We’re not going to get downbeat, we’re not going to get disheartened.

“When we first came in, we had clean sheets galore and that’s what we got to get back to. We’ve got to be hard to beat, we’ve got to be ruthless.”

 

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