Match preview: Boreham Wood (h)

Match preview: Boreham Wood (h)

The Spireites welcome Boreham Wood to the Technique Stadium this evening (7.45pm), looking to record a sixth successive victory. Here is our match preview in association with LV BET.

How to watch:

The game is available to stream on the Chesterfield website at a cost of £10. You can purchase the stream via the following link: https://page.inplayer.com/ChesterfieldFC/item.html?id=202801

Chesterfield legend Dave Waller will join Steve Yorke on commentary on the Spireites+ live stream.

Audio coverage of the match will be provided in association with Elastic FM. Spireites legend Sean O’Neill joins Alan Wilkinson on commentary. 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 the 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.

Opposition

Manager: Luke Garrard

Fact File: Age: 35

Years spent as footballer – 13

Position – Defender/Midfielder

Teams played for – Swindon Town (2002-2005), Bishop’s Stortford (2005), Boreham Wood (2005), Northwood (2005-2006), AFC Wimbledon (2016-2010), Boreham Wood on loan (2009-2010) and Boreham Wood (2010-2015).

Years spent in management – Six

Teams managed – Boreham Wood (2015-Present).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P4     W1     D2     L1

One to Watch: Kabongo Tshimanga

Age: 23

Position: Forward

What other clubs has he played for? Milton Keynes Dons (2014-2017), Aldershot Town on loan (2015), Chelmsford City on loan (2015), Corby Town on loan (2015), Nuneaton Town on loan (2015-2016), Chesham United on loan (2016), Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur on loan (2016), Yeovil Town on loan (2017), Boston United (2017-2018) and Oxford City (2018-2019).

This Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 36

Goals: 14

Yellow Cards: One

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 3,145

Head to Head

The two sides have only played each other four times in competitive fixtures with both sides recording a win apiece.

Neither team could find the breakthrough in the reverse fixture back in January as the game ended goalless.

Form Guide

The Spireites currently sit top of the National League form table with a perfect 15 points from the last five games.

On the other hand, Boreham Wood only have one win from their last eight. That came on Saturday with a 3-1 home win over Wealdstone – breaking a seven-game drawing run.

Team News

Defenders Gavin Gunning and Laurence Maguire returned from injury in the game against King’s Lynn Town.

Jak McCourt couldn’t make the game due to a setback and is in line to return soon.

Pre-match view

Tom Whelan: “Last time we played them, it was a cagey game. It wasn’t one for entertainment. It might pan out a bit differently, but we are expecting a tough challenge.

“They are hard to break down and we found that out the last time. It was a tough game and there wasn’t many chances.”