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Match Preview: FC Halifax Town

27 December 2019

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The Spireites are on the road on Saturday as they face FC Halifax Town in their final match of 2019, kick-off 3pm. Here is our big match preview for the game….

Tickets

Chesterfield fans will be located in the East Stand (Block A), turnstiles 15, 16 & 17.

Admission is by cash at the turnstiles, with tickets priced as follows:

Adult: £20

Concessions: £17

Aged 17 & under: £9

Under 12: £5

Under 7: £3

Supporters are advised to have the correct money available, to limit delays. There are extremely limited card facilities available. 

Team News

The Spireites will be without Laurence Maguire for a long period after the midfielder picked up a knee injury during the second half against Solihull Moors. Robbie Weir and Jack McKay are both suffering from illness and will have fitness checks on Saturday. Anthony Gerrard missed out on Boxing Day due to a hamstring strain and will be assessed.

Opposition

Manager: Pete Wild

Pete Wild is still relatively new to the managerial game after landing his first job with Oldham Athletic late last year. He spent ten years with the Latics beforehand, working with the academy.

Following the sacking of Frankie Bunn in December of 2018, Wild was given the caretaker manager role with his boyhood club.

He steered Oldham to two wins in his first two games before then leading the club to a famous 2-1 win away at Fulham in the third round of the FA Cup.

He was given the caretaker role again in March of this year after Paul Scholes resigned before being handed the job permanently in the same month.

Wild led Oldham to 14th place in League Two before announcing his resignation in May. Halifax appointed him as manager in late July after Jamie Fullarton left the club.

Halifax currently sit in tenth position in the National League.

One to Watch: Cameron King

The midfielder began his career as a youth player coming through the ranks at Norwich City and made his senior debut in a League Cup tie against Shrewsbury Town.

In 2016 his contract was ended early as King left for Thetford Town to get more game time and experience.

After an impressive season, he was picked up by Shamrock Rovers in 2017, however, King only made a handful of appearances in Ireland before coming back to England to play for King’s Lynn Town.

He linked up with his current club in the summer last year and played a crucial part in Halifax’s impressive start to this season.

King also scored against the Spireites in their first meeting this campaign so Chesterfield will be fully aware of what the number ten has to offer.

Head to Head:

Chesterfield have only played FC Halifax Town on three occasions with last season’s games ending in a draw and a win. Last time out Halifax were the victors in a 3-2 win at the Proact back in September.

The Spireites faced Halifax Town on 92 occasions, winning 43 times. There were 16 draws with Halifax winning 33.

From the Dugout:

John Sheridan: “We know we can win at Halifax but we have to turn up, I think a performance like we had against Solihull and Torquay will give us a good chance of winning.”

 

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

-Posting regular coverage on the club’s official Twitter account

-Uploading images during the afternoon on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

-Providing reaction from the game on the official website


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