Match preview: Maidenhead United (h)

Match preview: Maidenhead United (h)

The Spireites welcome in-form Maidenhead United to the Technique Stadium on Saturday (3pm). Read our match preview, in association with LV BET

How to watch:

A reminder that this game is behind-closed-doors. A live stream is available to view via our website at a cost of £10. You can find the stream by clicking on the following link: link:https://page.inplayer.com/ChesterfieldFC/item.html?id=138650.

Chesterfield legend Jamie Hewitt will be joining the Spireites+ team as a summariser.

Opposition

Manager: Alan Devonshire

Fact File: Age – 64

Years spent as footballer – 16

Position – Midfielder

Teams played for – Southall (?-1976), West Ham United (1976-1990), England (1980-1983) and Watford (1990-1992).

Years spent in management – 25

Teams managed – Osterley (1995), Brentford Women (1995-1996), Maidenhead United (1996-2003), Hampton & Richmond (2003-2011), Braintree Town (2011-2015), Maidenhead United (2015-Present)

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P4     W2     D1     L1

One to Watch: Sam Barratt

Age: 25

Position: Winger

What other clubs has he played for? Bracknell Town (2011-2014), Maidenhead United (2014-2018), Staines Town on loan (2016-2017) and Southend United (2018-2020).

Last Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 9

Goals: None

Assists: One

Yellow Cards: None

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 329

Head to Head

The two teams have played each other three times with the Magpies doing the double over the Spireites in the 2018/2019 season.

The other meeting saw the sides draw 1-1 at York Road in August 2019. Josef Yarney scored the only goal for John Sheridan’s side.

Form Guide

Chesterfield are coming off the back of a big league win at Huish Park. Tom Denton scored the only goal in the victory against Yeovil Town.

Maidenhead have started the season very brightly and recorded a big victory in their last league game as well. A hat-trick from Sam Barratt helped the Magpies to an impressive 3-1 win at home to Solihull Moors.

Team News

Ahead of the game, John Pemberton revealed that he will be without two key players.

Joesf Yarney will be serving the last of his three-match suspension and Nathan Tyson is out with a hamstring injury he picked up against Stockport County.

From the dugout:

John Pemberton: “They’re a good side, they do what they do very well. Sam Barratt is a big threat for them; we know what he’s capable of doing.

“The games are coming thick and fast and we’ve given most teams a game. We will get better and we’re working all the time to improve.”