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PREVIEW: Spireites look to bounce back from defeat in Berkshire


Chesterfield travel to York Road for their first away trip of the season against Maidenhead, they will be looking to put Saturday’s defeat to Dover right.


The two sides suffered contrasting results on the opening day with tomorrow's host taking all three points from Edgeley Park from the weekend just gone.

 

The Opposition


Alan Devonshire’s side enter their third successive National League season. Last time around they finished 19th.


Losing top scorer Adrian Clifton to National League rivals Bromley was a blow for Maidenhead but Devonshire has managed to bring in some new faces, including striker Jake Cassidy who’s header was the difference between them and Stockport on Saturday in front of the BT Sport cameras.


Although the Magpies are tipped for relegation by many, they have made a solid start to their campaign.

 

One To Watch


Jake Cassidy: With one goal under his belt already, the 26-year-old striker will be looking to find the back of the net plenty more times for the Magpies.


The former Hartlepool and Wolves man will be familiar with the Spireites’ boss. Cassidy was at Oldham when Sheridan took over for one of his many spells as Latics boss. The Welshman has also represented his country at both U19 and U21 levels.

 

Previous Meetings


Chesterfield and Maidenhead met for the first time in their history in September last season, The Spireites were beaten 3-1, a result which played a part in the win drought under Martin Allen.


The Magpies managed to do the double over Chesterfield on the last day of the season, Adam Clifton and Ayo Obileye managed to find the back of the net, but Schwan Jalal won’t have to worry about them on Tuesday because they have moved on to fellow National League sides.

 

Team News


John Sheridan has said a couple of players who were unable to make squad out on Saturday will be available for selection, he believes these players will make the side stronger.


The addition of Laurence Maguire and Haydn Hollis would allow him to change the formation from Saturday’s game.

 

Sheridan's Thoughts


Despite a defeat on Saturday Sheridan is determined not to dwell on it.


He said: "Luckily with the games Saturday Tuesday you can't reflect on what's just happened."


In terms of new faces Chesterfield are "just waiting for a phone call".


The Chesterfield manager believes that despite it being early in the season, this game could be classed as must win.


"Just because you've got the best players and think you're the best footballing side it won't work like that if you're switched off and think its gonna be an easy game, you come unstuck," Sheridan said.

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