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Preview: Chesterfield V Cheltenham

29 September 2017

Cheltenham Town hit the road again this weekend as we make the trip to Derbyshire to make Chesterfield in a Sky Bet League Two encounter at the Proact Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

The Robins are flying high after three games undefeated, that culminated in a resounding 3-0 victory over promotion hopefuls Mansfield Town in midweek.

Chesterfield have endured a difficult start to the season, but are set to be buoyed by the appointment of a new manager ahead of kick-off.  

The Opposition:

Chesterfield are currently 23rd in Sky Bet League Two after just one win this season, a run that continued in cruel fashion in midweek when they battled back from 2-0 down to level against Yeovil only to concede a late goal to the visitors.

Another busy week at Chesterfield has seen Guy Branston leave by mutual consent ahead of the club preparing to announce a new manager. Branston had been in caretaker charge of the last two Spireites matches following Gary Caldwell’s departure.

Team News:

Cheltenham team news: Manager Gary Johnson hopes to be able to field much of the side that defeated Mansfield in midweek with no new injury concerns. Jaanai Gordon and Jordon Forster remain long-term injury casualties.

Chesterfield team news: Chesterfield will be unable to call upon Bradley Barry, who is suspended, while fellow defender Zak Jules was carried off on a stretcher against Yeovil in midweek and the club are still assessing the severity of his injury.

The man in the middle:

Referee Ben Toner – who has handed out 18 yellow cards and one red card in five games officiated this season - will take charge of the league game at the Proact Stadium. He will be assisted by Ian Dudley, Lee Freeman and fourth official Stephen Wade.

Last time we met:

25/02/14 – Cheltenham 1-4 Chesterfield (L2)

10/08/13 – Chesterfield 2-0 Cheltenham (L2)

05/03/13 – Cheltenham 1-0 Chesterfield (L2)

20/11/12 – Chesterfield 4-1 Cheltenham (L2)

05/03/11 – Cheltenham 0-3 Chesterfield (L2)

Ticket Information:

Tickets and travel places for the game will be available from the Ticket Office at the LCI Rail Stadium until 2pm on Friday. Tickets will also be available to purchase for fans from the Proact Stadium on matchday from the Ticket Office at Chesterfield.

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