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The Spireites Travel To Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers
vs.
Chesterfield

The Memorial Stadium

10/11/2012

3.00pm

Chesterfield are full of confidence after beating Hartlepool 6-1 in the FA Cup last Saturday. They then held 5th placed Bradford away from home to a 0-0 draw. Bristol Rovers have lost their last 3 league games and are lacking in confidence.

Vital Quotes:

Mark Mcghee told bbc Radio: They're a young bunch of players and they are resilient. 'There's no reason why we can't shrug off what happened on Tuesday. We can go out refreshed and find a new rationality of why we should go out and beat Chesterfield.'

Cook speaking to the media said: 'Going there as a player and as a manager, it's a very difficult place to play football. The crowd are very hostile, they get behind the team and to come away with anything on Saturday we must perform.'

Bristol Rovers Team News:

Midfielder Oliver Norburn will miss the gave after being sent off on Tuesday. Tom Eaves and Matthew Lund both have knocks, but are expected to play.

Player to watch: Tom Eaves

Tom Eaves on loan Striker from Bolton as scored 4 goals in 8 league games. he loves to get into to the box and feed off the other striker.

Chesterfield Team News:

Brennan Dickenson makes the squad after arriving on loan from Brighton. Tommy Lee and Liam Cooper will miss this game, but should be available for the Oxford game

Player to watch: Brennan Dickenson

Brennan Dickenson on loan from Brighton is strong and very quick with lots of energy. The left sided Midfielder can play either flank or as a striker.

Match Facts & Stats

The spireites have drawn 3 lost 12 on their last 15 visits to Bristol Rovers. They last won at Bristol Rovers in the League Cup in 1964 a 2-0 win with goals from Stringfellow and Hunt. Also a fine display from Osborne the Spireites keeper. The spireites were also the last team to play Bristol Rovers at Eastville Stadium in 1986, the game ended 1-1.

Ref Watch:

Richard Clark a first year ref is in charge of the game. He as had some criticism from manager Micky Adams, when talking to the media after his team lost to Northampton. He said: looking at some of the incidents on Saturday, the referee wasn't in an ideal position to award correct decisions on a number of occasions and I would have to question his fitness. i hope he as been working out since that game.

Match Prediction:

I fancy the Spireites to win this game, they are a team on the up and have had some good results away from home. Bristol Rovers have lost their last 3 league games and are low on confidence.

Next Fixtures:

The Spireites next fixture is at home to Oxford United


Writer:Deano The Spireite
Date:Friday November 9 2012
Time: 2:36PM

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2 Bolton 38 21 9 8 72 26
3 Fleetwood 38 19 11 8 68 19
4 Bradford 39 16 18 5 66 16
5 Scunthorpe 39 18 10 11 64 20
6 Southend 38 16 12 10 60 11
7 Millwall 37 16 12 9 60 9
8 Bristol Rovers 39 15 12 12 57 0
9 Oxford 38 16 7 15 55 5
10 Rochdale 37 15 9 13 54 4
11 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
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13 Wimbledon 38 12 15 11 51 3
14 Northampton 39 14 7 18 49 -6
15 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
16 MK Dons 38 12 11 15 47 -1
17 Bury 39 12 9 18 45 -7
18 Gillingham 39 11 12 16 45 -16
19 Oldham 39 10 14 15 44 -12
20 Shrewsbury 38 11 10 17 43 -12
21 Port Vale 37 10 11 16 41 -17
22 Swindon 39 9 9 21 36 -19
23 Chesterfield 39 8 9 22 33 -26
24 Coventry 39 6 11 22 29 -28
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