PREVIEW: Spireites welcome Ian Evatt’s Barrow

Chesterfield welcome Ian Evatt's Barrow to the north Derbyshire tomorrow in the third league game at the Proact Stadium this season.

The Spireites will be looking to improve their form at the Proact after suffering defeats to both Dover and Woking this season.


The Opposition

After narrowly avoiding relegation on the last day of the 17/18 season, former Chesterfield centre-half and caretaker manager Evatt took over at Barrow. He enjoyed a successful first season in management guiding his side to an 11th place finish.

The Bluebirds currently sit 14th in the National League table. They are yet to draw this season, winning two of their games and losing the other three. John Sheridan will be familiar with Barrow after his brother Darren was player-manager at the club between 2007-12.


Previous Meetings

Chesterfield and Barrow have faced each other many times in the past but the first meeting between the sides for a number of years was at Holker Street early on last season. After winning the first three games, a high-tempered 3-2 defeat sparked the 19-game winless streak.

The reverse fixture was far less entertaining, ending in a goalless draw in one of Sheridan's first game back as Spireites manager.


One to Watch

Scott Quigley- The pacey two-footed striker started his career at Welsh Premier League side The New Saints in 2012. After a few spells out on loan he joined Blackpool in 2017, making just nine appearances for the Tangerines.

Quigley is no stranger to this division after spells at Wrexham and Halifax on loan before signing for the Bluebirds this May. He has already found the back of the net three times for Barrow, making himself their top scorer this season.


Team News

After impressive debuts from Mike Fondop and Jermaine McGlashen at Barnet, the two new recruits have almost definitely maintained their place in the starting line-up.

Laurence Maguire is serving the final match of his ban after receiving a red card at Boreham Wood. Strikers Anthony Spyrou and Tom Denton should be back next weekend.


Sheridan’s Thoughts

When addressing Saturday’s opponents, Sheridan said: “Barrow had a good result last week. They’ll come here in a positive mood” .

The Spireites gaffer thought his side deserved more in the games they have played but “have to be more solid”.

When asked about new recruits McGlashen and Fondop Sheridan said he was impressed with their performances on Saturday. “I put them in from the start and they performed well,” he said.

Sheridan says he would like a pacey left winger to join the side but it might rely on some players leaving.

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