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Match preview: Barrow

22 August 2019

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The Spireites face Barrow on Saturday (3:00pm) in their third home game of the 2019/20 season. Here is our preview...


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Team News

John Sheridan will be without suspended Laurence Maguire as he serves the last of his three-match ban. After scoring two goals against Barnet last Saturday, new signing Mike Fondop looks set to make his home debut. Fellow new recruit Jermaine McGlashan, who also impressed at Barnet, looks likely to make his first appearance at the Proact.


The Manager: Ian Evatt

After starting his professional career in 1999, playing for Derby County, Evatt joined the Spireites in 2003, initially featuring as a midfielder before being switched to central defence. 

At the end of the 2004/05 season, Evatt won the SIFA Player of the Season award and was runner-up in the CFSS Player of the Season award. Evatt played 84 times for the Spireites, scoring nine times in his first spell at the club.

After spells at QPR and Blackpool, who he helped win promotion to the Premier League, Evatt rejoined Chesterfield in 2013. He was once again made club captain and made 148 appearances, scoring four goals.

Evatt had a stint as caretaker-manager before being released at the end of the 2017/18 season. In the summer of 2018, Evatt was appointed manager of Barrow.

One-to-watch: Scott Quigley

With three goals, Quigley is Barrow’s top goal scorer this season, scoring against Eastleigh, Stockport County and Yeovil Town. 

Quigley started his professional playing career in 2012 with The New Saints after having a three-year scholarship with the club. He went on to make 122 appearances over fives years, scoring 61 goals. During his five years at The New Saints, he went on loan to three clubs: Caersws, Carmarthen town and Cefn Druids.

In 2017, Blackpool signed Quigley for £35,000, where he spent the second half of the season on loan at Wrexham. During the 2018/19 season he was on loan at Port Vale before spending the second half of the season at Halifax. He signed for Barrow in Ma

Head to Head: The Spireites and the Bluebirds have faced each other 56 times. Chesterfield have the edge, having won 25 times compared to Barrow's tally of 20 victories. The corresponding fixture last season finished in a goal-less draw while Barrow won 3-2 when the sides met at Holker Street early on in the campaign. 

From the Dugout:

After last week's 2-2 draw at Barnet, John Sheridan said: "Our decision-making needs to improve because we have conceded too many soft goals."


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