Chesterfield look to extend their winning run to five games when they travel to The Walks to take on King’s Lynn Town.
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The Linnets have only lost one of their last six home games and come into the clash against Chesterfield on the back of two successive victories. On Monday they beat Altrincham 2-0 after beating play-off hopefuls Eastleigh 2-1 the previous week. They sit 21st in the National League however with no relegation Ian Culverhouse’s side will retain their National League status despite what position they finish the season in.
Kairo Mitchell- The 23-year old started his career in the youth setup at Leicester City- his hometown club. Following his release, he joined National League North side Nuneaton Borough where he made 21 appearances, scoring once which was on his debut. In November 2018 Mitchell joined Coleville Town where he netted 9 times in 28. Before joining King’s Lynn Town the striker had a brief spell at Dartford where he made one sub appearance. He is also a Granada international having made 11 appearances for the island country.
Since joining the Linnets in October 2020 Mitchell is top scorer with 7 goals, just ahead of Adam Marriot who departed the club on Friday for Eastleigh.
This clash at The Walks the will be the first ever meeting between the two sides.
It’s bad news for Haydn Hollis who will be out for the rest of the season and more according to James Rowe. The central defender has a ruptured achilles. Gavin Gunning, Jak McCourt and Laurence Maguire are the others sidelined due to injury at the moment however Rowe said two of them will be available for selection against King’s Lynn.
“Let’s focus on these next games. First and foremost, we’ve got to overcome a stubborn King’s Lynn team that, despite their position, have picked up two wins from their last two games.
“We know what’s coming. They are tactically fluid as well; they change their shape in games to get results. They did that on Monday, got two goals and won the game.
“We know the difficulties that face us imminently. We’ve got to be ready for that and I’m sure that we are.”