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PREVIEW: Spireites start the new decade against Solihull Moors


Chesterfield travel to Damson Park to face Solihull Moors for their first National League fixture of 2020.

 

The Opposition


Tim Flowers’ side sit 7th in the National League table and were beaten 1-0 against Notts County on Saturday.


Solihull Moors continue to show good form after finishing in second place in the league last season.

 

One-To-Watch


Paul McCallum- The 26-year-old started playing professionally at the age of 15 for Dulwich Hamlet in the Isthmian League Division One. McCallum scored 15 goals in 7 games which attracted the attention of various Premier League clubs and decided to sign for West Ham during the 2011-12 season.


He spent time on loan at various clubs such as AFC Wimbledon, Aldershot, Torquay Hearts and Portsmouth. The striker signed permanently for Leyton Orient in 2015 and scored on his debut.


Last season McCallum was a standout player for Eastleigh who made the play-offs, scoring an impressive 27 goals. He joined Solihull Moors in the Summer

 

Previous Meetings


On Boxing Day, early goals from Mike Fondop and Jack McKay weren’t enough to secure all three points as Tim Flowers’ side equalised in stoppage time.


The Spireites have failed to win in their previous three outings against the Moors, losing twice and drawing once.

 

Team News


John Sheridan may opt to make some changes going into the match, due to the high amount of fixtures in a short space of time.

 

Crossley’s Thoughts


He said: “Solihull put pressure on you and it works for them really well. We’re going to have to deal with it again on New Year’s Day.”

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