Match preview: Notts County (h)

The Spireites will be looking to close the gap on league leaders Notts County when they face them at the Technique Stadium today in a 5:20pm kick-off. It’s arguably the biggest game of the season for both sides and the winner will take plenty of confidence into their future games.

Here’s all you need to know…

Match details

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023

Kick-off: 5:20pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Notts County

Location: Technique Stadium


Matchday Coverage

Live radio commentary

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Social media

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Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel.

The Opposition

Fact file

Name: Notts County

Nicknames: The Magpies

Founded: 1862

Stadium: Meadow Lane

Capacity: 19,841

Manager: Luke Williams

On Notts

The club was founded all the way back in 1862, making them one of the oldest football clubs in the world. They have been around the football pyramid for years and have floated up and down the leagues over their existence.

Notts County’s first known colours were amber and black hooped shirts, dating from the 1870s. This was followed by short spells playing in amber, then chocolate and blue halves. In 1890, the club adopted black and white striped shirts, and have played in these colours for most of the rest of their history.

This season they sit top of the league and will be looking to sustain their momentum until the end of the season and finally regain their Football League status.

One to watch

Macaulay Langstaff is a 22-year-old striker who signed for the club in the summer from Gateshead. He has scored an impressive 22 goals in 26 appearances this season, making him the league’s top scorer. Known for his hot finishing, the English-born man is certainly a handful for any defence.

Recent Form 

Chesterfield FC: W/D/L

Notts County: W/D/L 

Last time we met 

The last time the two sides met was in back in August, as the Spireites failed to hold on to a two-nil lead, drawing the game 2-2 in the end at Meadow Lane.

Danny Webb’s thoughts

Speaking to the media, he said: “I don’t think it’s a six-pointer necessarily, no.

“It’s a massive game and we can’t shy away from that, if they win the gap gets bigger and if we win the gap gets smaller so both teams will benefit from the result if it favours them.

“You can’t say it’s ‘just another game’ though, it is more than that.

“A local rivalry and a packed house with two teams desperate for promotion, it’s a big game.

“We won’t approach the game any different to any other. It’s a big game for us and the supporters but we have to approach the game in the same way as we do any other.

“We know if we win it will get everyone a lift, that’s for sure. We’re buzzing for it.”