PREVIEW: Spireites look to bounce back with away win at Harrogate

Chesterfield face Harrogate Town in hope of maintaining their decent away form and bounce back from last week’s disappointing defeat against Chorley.


The Opposition

Simon Weaver’s side occupy the final play-off spot and have nine victories, six draws and six defeats to their name this season. They haven't been defeated at home in the league since late August.

Weaver has claimed the title of longest serving manager inside the top five divisions as he continues his reign at Wetherby Road since 2009.

Last season he guided Harrogate to the play-offs but were knocked out after losing 3-1 eventual finalists AFC Fylde. The Yellows currently occupy the last play-off spot in the table.


One To Watch

Jack Muldoon- The 30-year-old started off in the youth set ups of Scunthorpe United, then Doncaster Rovers before joining Brigg Town in 2008.

Muldoon represented many non-league sides such as Sheffield FC, Alfreton Town and Stockbridge Park Steels before attracting the interest of Rochdale in 2014, when he quit his part time job as a plasterer to join the Lancashire side.

Whilst at Rochdale he endured a loan spell at Halifax where he scored two goals before joining Lincoln City. Muldoon scored 12 goals in 71 appearances for the Imps before moving to AFC Fylde where he spent a season, eventually joining Harrogate Town last summer.

He finished top scorer for Town last season and so far this campaign the striker has found the back of the net six times.


Previous Meetings

The two sides met last season, first off at Wetherby Road when Harrogate sub Aaron Williams broke Spireites’ hearts as he equalised in the 97th minute stopping the Spireites from ending their 15-game winless run under Martin Allen.

In the reverse fixture Warren Burrell’s goal proved the difference between the two sides as the Yorkshire side claimed victory.


Team News

Sheridan said there will be “one or two” changes to the side and that Yarney and Wedgbury will not be available due to injury.

Gevaro will be looking to return to the side after missing out last week due to international duty. New loan-signing Liam Shaw is also likely to feature in the squad.

The manager also said he might look at signing a right-back due to Josef Yarney’s current injury.


Sheridan’s Thoughts

When asked about Saturday’s opponents Sheridan said: “They are having a decent season. They’ve got some momentum and they know how to play in their system.”

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