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PREVIEW: Spireites look for third successive win at home

Chesterfield face Eastleigh today in the National League looking to embark on their third successive home victory.

The Spireites held on, to claim their second victory of the season last weekend against Aldershot Town with Scott Boden and Liam Mandeville supplying the goals.


The Opposition

Last term the Spitfires claimed the final play-off place but were eventually beaten on penalties by play-off winners Salford City in the semi-final.

However, the summer before that successful season brought change when chairman Stewart Donald left for Sunderland.

This time around Ben Strevens’ side have had a very mixed bag of results with four victories, five defeats and five draws. Last Weekend the Spitfires drew 1-1 at home to Hartlepool; Danny Hollands with the goal.


One to Watch

Danny Hollands - The midfielder started off in the youth setup at Chelsea and enjoyed spells at Bournemouth, Charlton Athletic, Portsmouth and Crewe Alexandra before joining Eastleigh in 2017. The 33-year-old is Eastleigh’s top scorer this season with six goals.


Previous Meetings

The sides have only met twice, the first time down in Hampshire when Jordan Hallam’s strike earnt the Spireites a point as they came from behind to draw 1-1.

In the reverse fixture, Eastleigh grabbed a late winner through Joey Jones. Haydn Hollis and Boden scored for the Spireites in the 3-2 loss to the Hampshire team.


Team News

John Sheridan revealed that Anthony Gerrard has trained all week, however Laurence Maguire is still out recovering from a chest infection.

David Buchanan is also not in contention, but he is “coming on well,” and “wants to get back on the pitch.”


Sheridan’s Thoughts

Sheridan said: “We've got to stand tall, be brave and be as positive as we can. We know we’ve got to get on a run of winning games, not drawing, just winning games no matter how we play.”

"I don’t look at any team as inferior to any other. The only thing I’m obsessed with is working out what I’m getting from my team because I know we can beat everyone in the league, but you’ve got to be switched on,” he continued.

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