PREVIEW: Spireites host AFC Fylde in crucial relegation clash

Chesterfield look to lift themselves out of the relegation zone in a big game against AFC Fylde.

Both sides sit in the relegation zone and the game could go a long way to deciding who gets relegated to the National League North.


The Opposition

The Coasters sit 22nd in the National League table, three points behind the Spireites. In midweek, gaffer Jim Bentley signed experienced forward Jamie Proctor on loan from Rotherham United.

Fylde also sold star striker Danny Rowe to League Two side Oldham Athletic last week for an undisclosed fee.


One To Watch

Jordan Williams- The winger started his career in non-league with Burscough, Northwich Victoria and Barrow before earning a move to League One side Rochdale in 2017.

While with the Dale, the 27-year-old enjoyed a loan spell at Lincoln City where he made eleven appearances. Williams signed for AFC Fylde in May 2019 after the expiration of his contract at Rochdale.


Team News

John Pemberton revealed that there are no fresh injury concerns going into this weekend’s match. Forward Nathan Tyson could make his debut after joining midweek on loan from Notts County.

Ross Fitsimons, who signed on loan from Notts County last week, was recalled by his parent club after Sam Slocomve was injured.

The Spireites also announced yesterday that former captain Anthony Gerrard had left the Proact Stadium after his contract was mutually cancelled.


Previous Meetings

The two sides have met four times in their history, the Spireites coming out on top three times. Earlier this season at Mill Farm the Spireites secured their first away win with a 3-1 victory.

The only time the two sides have met in North Derbyshire the game ended goalless. Curtis Weston was sent off but his red card was rescinded after a Fylde player was flagged offside.


Pemberton’s Thoughts

He said: “I work with the players every day and there is work to do. They are slowly gaining confidence and obviously the two wins have helped.”

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