Match preview: Altrincham (h)

The Spireites will look to go five unbeaten in the league when they welcome Altrincham to the Technique Stadium this evening (7.45pm). Read our big match preview, in association with LV BET.

How to watch:

A reminder that this game is behind-closed-doors – please do not attempt to access the stadium or the car park.

The game is available to stream on the Chesterfield website at a cost of £10. You can purchase the stream via the link:

Chesterfield legend Drew Talbot will join Steve Yorke on commentary on the Spireites+ live stream.

Audio commentary on the match will be provided in association with Elastic FM. A link to the commentary will be posted on our website and social media channels in the build-up to kick-off.

You can buy your 50/50 tickets for tonight’s game at just £1 per ticket. There is no limit to the number of tickets you can buy so why not increase your odds of winning and purchase multiple tickets. The winner will be announced at half time.


Manager: Phil Parkinson

Fact File: Age: 40

Years spent as footballer – ???

Position – Midfielder

Teams played for – Crewe Alexandra, Reading, Port Vale, Alsager Town and Nantwich Town.

Years spent in management – Six

Teams managed – Nantwich Town and Altrincham

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P1     W1     D0     L0

One to Watch: Josh Hancock

Age: 30

Position: Forward

What other clubs has he played for? Winsford United (?-?)Witton Albion (?-2014), Telford United on loan (2014-2015), Witton Albion on loan (2014), Witton Albion (2015), Salford City (2015-2016) and Nantwich Town (2016-2017).

This Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 24

Goals: Seven

Assists: None

Yellow Cards: Two

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 2,004

Head to Head

The two sides have only ever faced each other once before with Altrincham winning 3-2 back in November.

Goals from Scott Boden and Jordan Cropper were not enough as Josh Hancock’s late winner signalled the end of John Pemberton’s reign as manager.

Form Guide

James Rowe’s side are the most in-form team in the league when it comes to the last ten game with 21 points from a possible 30.

Altrincham are coming off the back of three straight losses, suffering defeats against Wrexham, Yeovil and Boreham Wood.

Team News

Tom Whelan will serve the second match of a three-match suspension so will miss out.

James Rowe mentioned on Saturday that there are no injuries coming out of the Notts County game.

Pre-match view:

Gavin Gunning: “We are at home and we have got to go and take the game to them, put the pressure on top of them and hopefully take the three points.

“That’s the simple fact about being at home. You can’t get ahead of yourselves; we are still a good way off the play-offs.”