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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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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
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10 Rochdale 37 15 9 13 54 4
11 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
12 Peterborough 39 14 10 15 52 0
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
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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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