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PREVIEW: Spireites travel to Edgeley Park

Chesterfield take on Stockport County in the National League as they look to secure three wins on the spin.


Since having to isolate due to a COVID outbreak in the Spireites camp, Chesterfield have returned to beat both Notts County and Altrincham.


The game will of course be played behind closed doors however a live stream for the match can be purchased here: https://page.inplayer.com/stockportcounty/


The Opposition

Stockport have been struggling as of late. They have secured one win in their last six games and only found the back of the net once in those games. They do still occupy a play-off place and are seven points and seven places ahead of the Spireites.


Simon Rusk was appointed manager at Edgeley Park following the shock dismissal of Jim Gannon in January. The 39-year-old spent six years as Brighton & Hove Albion U23s before making the move to Cheshire.


One-To-Watch

Mark Kitching-

Kitching started his career at Middlesborough-the club he grew up supporting and progressed through the youth setup before signing first team forms in 2013. He spent time on loan at York City and Rochdale, eventually joining The Dale on a permanent basis in January 2017. The left back joined National League club Hartlepool United following his release from Rochdale at the end of the 17/18 season and went on to make seventy-eight appearances, scoring three goals before turning down a contract extension to join the Hatters this Summer.


Previous Meetings

A lot has changed since the two sides last met. Town and County have come up against each other three times already and the first encounter, which was at the Technique Stadium saw the Hatters snatch all three points with a late winner.


A few weeks later in the FA Cup 4th qualifying round Chesterfield beat Stockport 7-6 on penalties after a 1-1 draw but the game was forced due be replayed due to a Chesterfield administrative error and the Hatters won the replay 4-0.


Team News

James Rowe kept his cards close to his chest about if Nathan Tyson will return to the match day squad from injury. Tom Whelan will be unavailable; he serves the final game of his three match ban.


Rowe’s Thoughts

Speaking about his opponents the Chesterfield manager said: "They've got a new manager. It will be interesting to see how they shape-up. We know what the challenge will be, but we will focus on ourselves."

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