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Match preview: Bromley

12 March 2019

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The Spireites will be looking to return to winning ways when they travel to Bromley this evening, kick off 7.45pm. Here is our big match preview for the game…


Tickets can be purchased at the stadium tonight, priced as follows:

Adult: £18

Concession (65+): £12

*Armed Forces/NHS/Emergency Services: £12

Under 16s & Students aged 16-21yrs: £10

Under 16s go free when accompanied by a full paying adult

*Valid ID required on entry.

Please note that discounts on the above ticket prices apply if purchased online here. This is available until 6pm.

Team News

Following the 3-2 defeat against Eastleigh at the Proact on Saturday, John Sheridan suggested he may look to rotate the squad if he sees the need to change things. Assistant-manager, Glynn Snodin confirmed there were no new injury worries just a few general knocks. Snodin also said Alex Kiwomya was improving in relation to his hamstring injury but is unlikely to be involved tonight.

The Opposition

The Manager – Neil Smith

Smith has been at Bromley since 2011 where he was, at first, assistan-manager until he took over as manager during the 2016/17 season. In that season he led the Ravens to a record tenth place finish in the National League.

He had previously been part of the coaching staff at Woking as interim manager before taking charge of Welling United from 2007/08.

Now a UEFA-qualified coach, he began his playing career at Tottenham Hotspur as an apprentice before moving to Gillingham and playing over 200 matches there. He also played for Fulham, Reading, Stevenage, Woking, Welling United and Bromley.

One to Watch – JJ Hooper

The 25-year-old forward graduated through Newcastle United’s academy where he then went out on loan to Darlington and Workington.

He made the move to Northampton where he made his professional debut before loans to Alfreton Town and Farnborough. Following his departure from Northampton, Hooper stepped back into non-league, representing Havant & Waterlooville and scoring 13 goals in his season there.

That season earned him a move back to then League One side Port Vale. During his time at Vale he was back on loan at Northampton before moving permanently to Grimsby.

Hooper, currently on loan from Grimsby, has scored seven goals in 14 appearances for Bromley this season.

Head to Head

This is only the second ever meeting between the two teams, the first being the reverse fixture at the Proact Stadium in November earlier this season.

That encounter finished 1-1 following a late equalising penalty from Zavon Hines.

From the dugout

In the pre-match press conference, assistant-manager Glynn Snodin said: “It will be a difficult game, it always is, but hopefully we will be resilient and hard to beat and go get a result to get back on a winning run.

“We don’t fear anyone whatsoever, it’s just about managing the game.”

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