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PREVIEW: Spireites take on Wealdstone in season opener

Chesterfield travel to North London to kick-off their 2020/21 National League campaign against newly promoted Wealdstone.

The Opposition

Last season Dean Brennan’s side were promoted as champions from the National League South finishing the season three points clear of Havant & Waterlooville in second.

The Stones play at Grosvenor Vale, which has a capacity of 3,607, however due to COVID-19 restrictions the game will be played behind closed doors.

Wealdstone have got plenty of minutes under their belt in pre-season having played eleven friendlies, compared to Chesterfield’s three.

The Stones’ four victories came against Havant & Waterlooville, Hayes and Yeading United, Northwood and Bedford Town. They drew with Dulwich Hamlet and were defeated in the other six.


Dennon Lewis

The versatile player came through the ranks at Watford and signed his first professional contract with them in 2015. The following season he was a regular in their under 21s team, playing on the right wing. He spent time on loan at Woking and Crawley Town before joining Scottish club Falkirk where he made sixteen appearances. The 23-year-old spent time at Bromley before signing for the Stones last season. He scored twelve goals and was named ‘Player of the Year’ at the end of season awards.

Previous Meetings

This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides.

Team News

John Pemberton said there are a couple of players that need to be ‘assessed’ before Saturday’s game but it is ‘nothing serious’.

He hopes that striker Nathan Tyson will be back soon after suffering a slight issue with his calf.

Pemberton’s Thoughts

When asked about Saturday’s opponents, the Spireites' gaffer said: “Wealdstone are a great side. They got promoted last season. They've got some great players and they'll be up for it. We will get better as we play, we've only played three games, some of our players haven't even managed to play 90 minutes yet.

“We're looking forward to just being able to play football again and get the season rolling,” he said.

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