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Match Preview: Harrogate Town

22 November 2019

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The Spireites will look to bounce back on Saturday when they travel to Harrogate in their next National League fixture, kick off 3pm. Here is our big match preview…


A reminder that tickets purchased in advance for Saturday's game at Harrogate Town are cheaper than those bought on the day.

Tickets are on sale at the Proact and online, priced as follows:

Adult standing: £16

Adult seated: £17

Concession standing: £12

Concession seated: £13

Under 18 standing: £5

Under 18 seated: £6

Tickets purchased on the day of the game increase by £2, apart from the tickets for Under 18s, which remain the same.

Carers and Under 5s are admitted free with a paying adult/concession.

Tickets can also be purchased online via Harrogate's website by clicking here.

To book your True Blue Travel place(s), please click here.

Team News:

During Friday's pre-match press conference John Sheridan confirmed that Josef Yarney is still recovering from a hamstring strain and Sam Wedgbury will not be available due to the 4G pitch at Harrogate.


Manager: Simon Weaver

As a player, Weaver enjoyed a career stretching 16 years playing for clubs such as Doncaster Rovers, Lincoln City and Macclesfield Town. The ex-defender hung up his boots in 2012 after three years as Harrogate’s player-manager.

The 41-year-old has been in charge of the North Yorkshire club for 10 years and therefore means he is one of English football’s longest-serving managers.

Weaver took Harrogate into the play-offs in last season’s campaign but fell short of promotion, losing to AFC Fylde.

His Harrogate side currently sit 7th in the National League, four points off top spot.

One to watch: Josh Falkingham

Coming up through the ranks at Leeds as a youth player, Falkingham spent 11 years at his hometown club before his switch to St Johnstone.

The central-midfielder spent six years north of the border, returning to England for Darlington in 2016 before his move to Harrogate a year later.

Falkingham shows real quality on the ball and will look to dictate the tempo and direction of the game.

The 29-year-old captains the Harrogate side and will be someone the Spireites will have to keep quiet.

 Head to Head:

The two clubs have only ever faced each other twice before which came in last season’s National League campaign.

Chesterfield will be looking for their first victory against Harrogate – the two previous encounters finishing in a draw and a defeat for the Spireites.

From the dugout:

John Sheridan: "They know their system and how to play the shape that they play in. I know it will be a really tough game like any game in this league – it doesn’t matter who you play. You’ve got to prepare the best you can."


If you are not able to make it 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 on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

- Providing reaction from the game on the official website


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