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Spireites head to Berkshire for closing National League weekend


Chesterfield will travel down to York Road tomorrow to face Maidenhead United in the final game of the 2018/19 National League season.


A large backing will be travelling down Berkshire to see the Spireites last game of their first year in England's fifth tier.


The Blues will be looking to end the season on a high. However, the last two away games have resulted in a draw and a loss.


John Sheridan and co recorded their fourth home win on the trot on Monday after a 3-2 victory over Boreham Wood.

 

The Opposition


Maidenhead United come into the game without a win in four and sit in 20th in the National League.


Alan Devonshire's side lost 2-0 to play-off side Eastleigh last time out with Paul McCallum and Mark Yeates scoring the goals.


Despite being safe from relegation by ten points, the Berkshire side run the risk of ending the season on a five game winless streak.


The Spireites will look to stop top scorer Adrian Clifton who has 13 goals this season. He has scored all his goals from midfield, but has failed to score since last month's 2-1 win over Havant & Waterlooville.

 

Previous Meetings


The two sides have only ever met once before; the Magpies won 3-1 at the Proact Stadium back in September.


A first half brace from Herson Alves put the away side in a good position before Marc-Antoine Fortune reduced the deficit with a penalty.


Ryan Upward immediately restored the two-goal advantage to send Martin Allen's side to a crushing defeat.

 

Team News


Chesterfield go into the game with three players uncertain for the trip to York Road with Laurence Maguire, Kyel Reid and skipper Jonathan Smith all doubtful.


Sheridan said: "Laurence is still carrying his knee injury, Kyel Reid's problem with his throat and Jonathan Smith's shin. There are a couple of knocks but those three are doubtful for Saturday."

 

The Gaffer's Thoughts


Despite the game not having much importance to it, Sheridan still wants his players to go into the match with a good attitude and to finish the season off on a high.


"We've just got to go in with the attitude that we want to win the game.


"If you look at the last few away games where I've changed the team our performance wasn't up to scratch with what we have shown.


"Results-wise, we've done brilliantly but I just want us to be hungry and push to win every game. We just want to finish the season strongly, we will go to win the game, but we need a better performance.


"It's still a game and I think it is important that we win for the supporters who will be travelling down," said Sheridan.

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