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Match preview: Harrogate Town

3 March 2020

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The Spireites aim to record their third straight home win when they face high-flying Harrogate Town tonight (7.45pm).

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Team News:

John Pemberton said in the pre-match press conference that there are no fresh injury worries.

Opposition

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.

Harrogate are currently second in the table.

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 three times before.

Chesterfield will be looking for their first victory against Harrogate – the two previous encounters finishing in two defeats and a draw for the Spireites. Chesterfield took the lead in the reverse fixture at Harrogate in November before losing 3-1.

From the dugout:

John Pemberton: "It's going to be a really tough game but I know what the players are capable of doing and I believe we can win. Everybody has got to be at it. If we're at it, it'll be game on."

 

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