James Rowe is fully focused on Saturday’s trip to Grimsby Town, despite the excitement of playing Chelsea in just under a month’s time. With Grimsby sitting close the Spireites in the National League table, it’s set to be a tasty fixture.
Here’s all you need to know…
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Competition: National League
Opponents: Grimsby Town
Where: Blundell Park
The match is all-ticket. Tickets will not be sold at the ground.
Live radio commentary
Our radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide commentary of all our National League games over the 2021/22 season. Supporters will be able to listen to full match commentary on the game, as well as pre-match/post-match analysis.
Don’t forget that 1866 Sport is on air 24-hours a day, seven days a week!
You can download the app from the Apple Store here: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/1866-sport/id1580041321
If you’re an Android user, you can download the app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radio.ma57501030
Alternatively, you can listen online here: https://streaming.radio.co/s47db4a4f3/listen
It is also available via Alexa.
Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley. It is sponsored by iDeal Flooring – check out their website here: https://www.chesterfieldcarpets.com
Our official Twitter page (https://twitter.com/ChesterfieldFC) will provide regular updates on the match. It is also the place to find our exclusive goal GIFs, which are used when a player scores a goal.
Key news will also be posted on our Facebook page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldFC.
Our official Instagram page will keep you posted with key moments and content throughout the day on our stories: https://www.instagram.com/chesterfieldfc/?hl=en.
The post-match interview with manager James Rowe will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game is finished: https://youtube.com/user/OfficialChesterfield.
Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel.
Jack Clarke returned to the bench against Salford last week and the midfielder will be hoping he is deemed fit enough to start the fixture.
Luke Croll will have to be assessed before the game, after going off with a knock in the previous fixture.
Tyrone Williams is back available for the Spireites after being Cup-tied against Salford.
Name: Grimsby Town
Nicknames: The Mariners
Stadium: Blundell Park
Address: 95 Harrington Street, Cleethorpes, England, DN35 7PX
Manager: Paul Hurst
On Grimsby Town
Nicknamed the Mariners, the club was founded as Grimsby Pelham Football Club in 1878, and changed their name to Grimsby Town a year later. They moved to their current stadium, Blundell Park, in 1898.
The club have spent many years in the Football League, but this isn’t their first stint in the National League over recent years after also dropping down in 2010, where they spent six years fighting for promotion, before regaining their Football League status in 2016. The club then spent five years in League Two before once again being relegated to the fifth tier of English football in 2021.
This season the club will be hoping to regain their Football League status, currently sitting in sixth, they will be hoping for promotion come the end of the season.
One to watch
Sam Bell is a 19-year-old striker who joined Grimsby on loan from Bristol City earlier this year. The pacy forward has made two appearances so far this season, scoring one goal.
The Spireites’ last three: (W/D/W)
Won – Solihull 0-2 Chesterfield – National League
Drew – Chesterfield 2-2 Altrincham – National League
Won – Salford City 0-2 Chesterfield – FA Cup
The Mariners’ last three: (W/L/L)
Won – Grimsby 1-0 Southend – National League
Lost – Solihull 2-0 Grimsby – National League
Lost – Dagenham 3-2 Grimsby – National League
The last time the Spireites met the Mariners was in pre-season when the Blues were victorious at the Technique Stadium, winning 2-1.