PREVIEW: Spireites welcome Woking for first time

Chesterfield face National League South play-off winners Woking at the Proact Stadium for the first meeting in their history.

The Spireites are still looking for their first three points of the season after a 2-2 draw against Boreham Wood on Saturday.


The Opposition

The Cards were relegated out of the National League in the 17/18 season, but the appointment of Alan Dowson in May 2018 proved a success and he won Woking promotion back into the National League for this season. The side from Surrey have made a decent start to this campaign. They currently sit in 5th place, with two wins and one defeat under their belt.

Martin Tyler, the well renowned commentator, is also Dowson’s assistant at Woking. The 73-year-old has worked as a coach for a number of teams managed by Dowson, and followed him to Woking in May 2018, a team Tyler has supported since he was young.


One to Watch

David Tarpey- The 30-year-old forward netted 44 goals for Maidenhead United in the 16/17 season at National League South level. He was sold to Barnet, who were in League Two at the time enabling him leave his full-time job as a fire and security alarm installer.

But his time in the Football League was cut short after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in his second appearance for the Bees, ruling him out of the remainder of the season. Tarpey had a 28-day loan spell with the Cards in February 2019. In May 2019, Dowson confirmed Tarpey would be rejoining the club on a permanent basis the following season.


Team News

There are no new fresh injury concerns for John Sheridan to worry about after the trip to Meadow Park. However, the Spireites manager will be without Laurence Maguire after his straight red card against Boreham Wood.

Anthony Gerrard, Anthony Spyrou and Tom Denton will not be available for tomorrow's game, but could be back sooner than later.


Sheridan’s Thoughts

Sheridan believes the fixture against Woking will be another tough game for the Spireites.

“They’ve started the season well. They were winning games on a regular basis last year to get promoted,” he said.

“You’ve got to win at home if you’re going to go anywhere in the league. We need to try and win one or two games quickly.”

The Chesterfield manager still feels his side need some pace in said talks are ongoing to get a player on loan from a Championship club, a player he has always liked.

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