Writer: Deano The Spireite
Date:Friday November 9 2012
The Memorial Stadium
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Spireites next fixture is at home to Oxford United
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Date:Friday November 9 2012
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