The Spireites play Brackley Town in the third round of the Buildbase FA Trophy at the Technique Stadium on Saturday (3pm).
How to watch:
A reminder that this game is behind-closed-doors.
The game is available to stream on the Chesterfield website (to domestic viewers only) at a cost of £10. You can purchase the stream via the link: https://page.inplayer.com/ChesterfieldFC/item.html?id=145978
Former Chesterfield goalkeeper Chris Marples will join Steve Yorke on commentary on the Spireites+ stream.
Commentary on the match will be provided in association with Elastic FM. Commentator Alan Wilkinson will be joined by Spireites legend Dave Waller, who will act as the summariser. A link to the commentary will be posted on our website and social media channels in the build-up to kick-off.
Programmes costing £2 are on sale in the Club Superstore.
Manager: Kevin Wilkin
Fact File: Age: 53
Years spent as footballer – 18
Position – Forward
Teams played for – Cambridge City (?-?), Northampton Town (1990-1995), Rushden & Diamonds (1995-1997), Nuneaton Borough (1997-1998), Cambridge City (1998-2002), Grantham Town (2002-2004) and Nuneaton Borough (2004-2008).
Years spent in management – 14
Teams managed – Nuneaton Town (2006-2014), Wrexham (2014-2015) and Brackley Town (2015-Present).
Record against Chesterfield as manager – P1 W1 D0 L0
One to Watch: Lee Ndlovu
What other clubs has he played for? GNG Oadby (2013-2014), Holbeach United (2014-2015), Grantham Town (2014-2016) and Ilkeston Town (2015-2016).
Last Season’s Stats in All Competitions:
Games Played: 38
Yellow Cards: Two
Red Cards: None
Minutes Played: 2,946
Head to Head
The two teams have only played one competitive game with Brackley Town beating the Spireites 2-0 in the FA Trophy third round in 2019.
Goals from Lee Ndlovu and James Armson were enough for the win at the then-named Proact Stadium and hand Chesterfield their first loss in the FA Trophy.
James Rowe’s side have gained ten points from the last 12 with the Blues recording a comprehensive 6-0 win over Barnet last Saturday.
Brackley are unbeaten in their last five games with Kevin Wilkin’s side winning four on the bounce. A 3-2 win away at Royston Town got the National League North side to this stage.
Rowe revealed in his pre-match interview that he has a full squad to choose from for the match.
David Buchanan is available for selection once more after missing the last two games after picking up a knock earlier this month against Aldershot Town.
From the dugout:
James Rowe: “Brackley won the competition a few years ago so they will be a tough team. They’ll definitely be a tough nut to crack.
“They ran Tranmere Rovers close on TV a few weeks ago. We know the danger of them, but we will be ready.”