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Spireites Face Tough Match At Vale Park

Port Vale
vs.
Chesterfield

Vale park

08/12/2012

3-00pm

The Spireites travel to 2nd placed Port Vale in good form having won their last 3 league games. Richards returns to his former Club for the first time, having been their for the last 5 seasons. He was their top scorer for three seasons in a row, he comes up against his former strike partner who has taken over has the main striker already scoring 19 League goals this season. Richards struggled early on and then was out with an injury, he is now fully fit and raring to go, he will want to score against his former club and prove to his new club that he is the proven prolific goalscorer they signed.

Vital Quotes:

Paul Cook speaking to the media said: 'We've trained really well this week to be fair to the lads. I can't praise them enough for their work ethic that they're putting in. We're looking forward to going to Port Vale and trying to win the game. We think the game will suit us on Saturday. I never sit in front of the camera and try and be clever and predict results. I'm not that type of person, we think we'll affect the game on Saturday in a big way.'

Port Vale Team News:

Captain Doug Loft returns to the squad after recovering from a calf injury. Adams as a full squad to choose from.

Player to watch: Tom Pope

Tom Pope is their Danger man at 6ft 3 he has a natural advantage in the air, A target man, he is able to hold the ball up and bring other players into the game. Although this season he has really found his goalscoring touch scoring 19 in 20 League games so far this season.

Chesterfield Team News:

A fully fit squad with Dickenson looking to make the starting line-up having been ineligible for the Tranmere game.

Player to watch: Marc Richards

Marc Richards has something to prove and will be determined to score against his old club.

Match Facts & Stats

The Spireites are unbeaten in their last 3 visits to Vale park, winning two of them and drawing in their last visit. Although the Spireites have suffered some heavy defeats their including a 9-1 defeat in 32/33 and a 7-1 defeat in 60/61. Away record, won 10 drawn 11 lost 20.

Ref Watch:

Brendan Malone previously refereed a match involving the Spireites on 26th feb a 2-0 home defeat to Morecambe, he gave out 4 yellows, he averages 3 yellows a game.

Match Prediction:

A 2-2 draw in a highly tough well fought battle involving to class teams.

Next Fixtures:

Home to Burton Albion


Writer:Deano The Spireite
Date:Saturday December 8 2012
Time: 9:52AM

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