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PREVIEW: Town travel to Boreham Wood

Chesterfield make the trip to Meadow Park in hope of securing back-to-back wins in the National League.


The game will be played behind closed doors and supporters can purchase the live match stream provided by Boreham Wood FC here: https://page.inplayer.com/borehamwood-fc/


The Opposition

Luke Garrard’s men are without a win in four, in all competitions. Their last victory came against local rivals Barnet on January 2nd. They sit 11th in the National League, one point and two places ahead of the Spireites.


One-To-Watch

Kabongo Tshimanga- The 23-year-old is widely recognized as one of the best strikers in the National League. He started his career in the youth system at MK Dons and signed first team forms in 2014. The forward made 6 first team appearances for the Dons but found himself out on loan at various Non-League clubs for the remainder of his time at the club. Following his release he joined National League North club Boston United where he spent a season before switching to the National League South when joining Oxford City. Tshimanga claimed an impressive return of 24 goals from 42 appearances and was named in the 2018-19 National League South team of the season. He joined Boreham Wood the following season and helped them to a play-off finish, scoring 19 goals. This season the striker is well on the way to beating last season’s tally with 9 goals so far.


Previous Meetings

Chesterfield are yet to win at Meadow Park with one defeat and one draw in their previous visits. Their only victory against the Wood came at the Technique Stadium in April 2019 when Tom Denton’s brace and Scott Boden’s penalty helped the Spireites claim a 3-2 victory.


Team News

Tom Denton will miss out due to a problem with his knee.


Whittle’s Thoughts

Alex Whittle spoke to the press on Monday after making his debeut against Wrexham at the weekend.


He said: "I haven't played for four/five weeks- I was a bit tired on Saturday. We have a big squad so there will have to be rotation, but we're okay with that with the amount of fixtures coming up. You have to be at it every game in the National League."


(On Boreham Wood) "It will be a tough game, away from home. We have a big squad so we will go there looking for a positive result."

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