Writer: Deano The Spireite
Date:Saturday February 23 2013
The Proact Stadium
The Spireites take on leaders Gillingham knowing they need to win if they want to keep any hopes of making the play-offs alive. Cooper has been given the task of Captaining is team due the absence of Hird through suspension. I think it's great that Cook has shown faith in him. I think he's a natural born leader, he's alway talking to the defence. They will need to put in a big performance after a poor display at Rotherham.
Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:'Unfortunately at the minute the balance of our team is not correct but I do not have a magic wand to make it right. Success doesn't come instantly to anyone, we have to work hard. For us to have a small chance of getting in the play-offs, and that is all it is, we have to win games immediately.'
Martin Allen told BBC Radio Kent:'We have watch the highlights from their game last week - they played very well and were unlucky with several chances.
Paul Cook is a good manager who has done very well in Ireland. He has come in and got a good group of players together.
It is a lovely ground with a good pitch and good facilities. It is our challenge to go and take something away from here.'
Jordan Clark and Alex Henshall could both feature having signed yesterday. Tendayi Darikwa (hernia) is still a couple of weeks away. Sam Hird is suspended, and Armand Gnanduillet is struggling with fitness, missing most of this weeks training.
Alex Henshall could make a big impact in today's game, the highly rated left midfielder has quick lightning speed and his full of trickery.
Midfielder Charlie Allen (broken hand) is out, striker Danny Kedwell (hamstring) is a doubt.
Central defender Andy Frampton is expected to recover from a concussion in time to play.
Cody scored 25 goals, including a goal at the B2 Net has it was then known for Gillingham in the 2010/11 season when on a season long loan from Norwich, He has joined Gillingham again this time he is on-loan from Coventry, so far he has scored 3 goals from 6.
Chesterfield have won 13, drawn 9, and lost 9, scoring 43 conceding 38 at home against Gillingham. The gills have the best defence in League 2 conceding 26. The Gills have scored 10 goals in the opening 15 minutes of games during the first half of this season, the most in League 2 during that period.
Robert Madley is in charge of today's game. He has refereed 25 games this season and he has handed out 69 yellows and 4 reds so far. The last time he refereed a Town game was last season the home game against Hartlepool, the Spireites lost 3-2, he gave out 2 yellows.
1-0 to the Spireites, I feel Chesterfield will be determined to put in a big performance against the League Leaders after their poor display at Rotherham.
Next up is Aldershot at home on Tuesday night.
Date:Saturday February 23 2013
Hewitt pleased with progress of injured players. (Friday May 17 2013)
Keeper Aaron Chapman Joins The Spireites. (Friday May 17 2013)
Eric Nixon Becomes The New Goalkeeping Coach (Friday May 17 2013)
Richards Nominated For the Player Of The Month. (Thursday May 16 2013)
Friendly Match At Southport On 20th of July. (Wednesday May 15 2013)
Kevin Lynch Named 1st Team/Development Coach. (Monday May 13 2013)
Former Spireite Becomes Youth Team Coach. (Monday May 13 2013)
Experienced Coach Joins The Spireites (Wednesday May 8 2013)
The King Of Benin Could Be On His Way. (Thursday May 2 2013)
Sam Hird Transfer Listed (Tuesday April 30 2013)
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