Match preview: Wealdstone (h)

League leaders Chesterfield welcome 13th place Wealdstone to the SMH Group Stadium today.

Paul Cook’s side will be looking for a sixth victory in a row as well as hoping to extend their lead at the summit of the National League.

Here’s everything you need to know…

Match Details
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Opponents: Wealdstone
Kick-off: 3pm
Competition: Vanarama National League
Location: SMH Group Stadium

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The Opposition

Name: Wealdstone Football Club
Nickname: The Stones
Founded: 1899
Stadium: Grosvenor Vale
Capacity: 4,085
Manager: Stuart Maynard

Alliance Premier League Champions | 1984-85
National League North Champions | 2019-20
Isthmian League Premier Champions | 2013-14
Isthmian League Division Three Champions | 1996-97
Southern League Division One Champions | 1973-74 & 1981-82
Athenian League Champions | 1951-52
Willesden & District League DivisionOne Champions | 1905-06 & 1912-13
FA Trophy Winners | 1984-85
FA Amateur Cup Winners | 1965-66
Southern League Cup Winners | 1981-82

On Stuart Maynard

Upon leaving Watford’s academy in 1999, Stuart Maynard spent the majority of his footballing career in non-league. The midfielder retired and went into coaching as Dean Brennan’s assistant. The pair went to Hemel Hempstead Town, Billericay Town, KIngstonian and lately Wealdstone, who they led to promotion for the National League South in 2020. Brennan left his role in February 2021 and Maynard took permanent charge of the club.

One to watch

Tahvon Campbell’s had early career spells at West Bromwich Albion, Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham Town – all of which saw him loaned out multiple times. Upon leaving the Robins, the striker moved to Woking where his six-month stint Brough 13 goals in 21 games. A move to League Two Rochdale followed but Campbell was loaned out to Aldershot Town as he looked to bounce back from and injury-hit spell. The 26-year-old moved to Wealdstone on loan this season and has started off well, showing what made him a hot commodity at Woking.

This season in numbers:
Appearances – 9
Goals – 5
Assist – 0
Yellow Cards – 1
Red Cards – 0
Minutes Played – 695

Played for both

Miguel Freckleton moved on loan to Wealdstone in November 2022 and immediately impressed as the Stones continued to float around the play-off places. The defender played 14 times for Stuart Maynard’s team and scored once – his loan spell also included a good performance in the 1-1 draw against Chesterfield.

Freckleton moved to Chesterfield at the start of the month on loan from Sheffield United. In his four games, the defender has impressed in the unfamiliar role of left-back. The 20-year-old got his first assist on Tuesday, finding Joe Quigley for the winner against FC Halifax Town.

View from the dugout

Danny Webb said: “Let’s be real, there’s no team into his division that you think you can just turn over anymore. It’s a very competitive league and Wealdstone are a very good side.

“They play some lovely football and their manager is very good at what he does there, it’s a good set-up for what they do.”