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Spireites Are At Home To Oxford United

Chesterfield
vs.
Oxford United

Proact Stadium

17/11/2012

3.00pm

The Spireites will be hoping to bounce back from their defeat at Bristol Rovers. They are hoping to have some of their key players back today. Home form as been poor in the League, although they won their last home 6-1 in the FA Cup against Hartlepool. Oxford have been poor on their travels winning 2 losing 6, scoring 8 conceding 18.

Vital Quotes:

Chris Wilder talking to the media. said: 'They have a new manager, excellent players and a lot of players coming back for Saturday so their squad will be boosted by that and it's important we go there and perform. Maybe there is a touch of pressure off us away from home and we can go and express ourselves, but we know we will be dangerous opponents on the day.'

Cook talking to the media said: 'We all look at the league table and you are where you are, I think that must be the first thing, you can't look at yourselves in 17th and 18th place and both think we shouldn't be where we are. We are there, both clubs are there. Oxford have got some fantastic players, again had a lot of injuries and it does affect clubs. We know first hand it's affected us. We can't keep speaking about that as it's a failsafe that when they come back everything will be great. We don't like being 18th in the league and the only thing you can do about it is to start winning games quickly. '

Chesterfield Team News:

The Spireites might have keeper Tommy Lee, striker Marc Richards, Boa Morte, and defender Liam Cooper available today. Brennan Dickenson is set to start after impressing at Bristol Rovers when he came on as sub.

Player to watch: Brennan Dickenson

Left Winger Brennan Dickenson will be the player to watch for the Spireites. He is blessed with speed and skills to beat defenders, can put a good ball in, and score goals.

Oxford United Team News:

Oxford hope to have striker Alfie Potter available after having a hamstring problem. Tom Craddock is expected to be fit to partner him. Ex Spireite Deane Smalley is unavailable after having a op this week.

Player to watch: Peter Leven

Midfielder Peter Leven will be their danger man, he is well known to the Spireites having spent a season with the club before moving to MK Dons. He can turn on a sixpence a good passer can create chances and as a powerful strike on him. Last season he scored from 55 yards out against Port Vale.

Match Facts & Stats

The record between the two teams is close. Chesterfield winning 9, Oxford winning 7, with 10 games being drawn. Spireites home games against Oxford won 6 drawn 5 lost 2.

Ref Watch:

Dean Whitestone, A Met Police Officer for 8 years. So players will have be on their best be behaviour.

Match Prediction:

A win for the Spireites against a team struggling away from home.

Next Fixtures:

Cheltenham at home on Tuesday.


Writer:Deano The Spireite
Date:Saturday November 17 2012
Time: 11:33AM

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 45 29 10 6 97 44
2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 45 14 16 15 58 -4
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 45 12 12 21 48 -25
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
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