The Spireites are looking to get the third round of the Emirates FA Cup for the third successive season when they take on League One side Leyton Orient.
Paul Cook’s side have already knocked out Kettering Town and Portsmouth to get to the second round, with Orient beating Carlisle United.
Here’s everything you need to know…
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2023
Opponents: Leyton Orient
Competition: Emirates FA Cup
Location: SMH Group Stadium
Tickets are available for the fixture here: https://tickets.chesterfield-fc.co.uk/en-gb/categories/match
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Name: Leyton Orient Football Club
Nickname: The Os
Stadium: Brisbane Road
Manager: Richie Wellens
Third Division South Champions | 1955/56 & 1969/70
League Two Champions | 2022/23
National League Champions | 2018/19
On Richie Wellens
As a player, Richie Wellens was very successful, winning trophies with Blackpool and Doncaster Rovers. That drive for honours as continued as a manager. Wellens won League Two with Swindon Town in 2020 as well as a the delayed EFL Trophy final with Salford City. However, the 43-year-old also helped Leyton Orient to the League Two title last season – the first time the O’s were back in League One since 2015.
One to watch
Ruel Sotiriou is probably Leyton Orient’s biggest attacking threats. The striker, who has played for the O’s in his career so far, scored nine goals as he helped the club to the League Two title – six points ahead of Stevenage in second.
This season in numbers:
Appearances – 22
Goals – 7
Assist – 2
Yellow Cards – 4
Red Cards – 0
Minutes Played – 1,738
Played for both
Craig Clay started his career with Chesterfield, signing his first professional contract in 2010. He announced himself to the Spireites faithful in the 5-5 draw against Crewe Alexandra when he scored an added time equaliser. The midfielder made 35 appearances, scoring two goals before leaving the club in 2013.
After bouncing around clubs such as FC Halifax Town, Grimsby Town and Motherwell, Clay joined Leyton Orient in 2017. He spent six years at Brisbane Road as he helped the O’s to promotion form the National League and League Two – making well over 200 appearances for the club. Clay left Orient in the summer of 2023 as he joined Sutton United.
View from the dugout
Danny Webb said: “It’s a fantastic game to be a part of for me personally, too. They’re a strong side, they have lots of threats.
“We’ll be looking for a win, we all know that, looking for a free hit in the third round against a massive team.”