Match preview: Bromley (h)

Match preview: Bromley (h)

The Spireites lock horns with fellow play-off hopefuls Bromley at the Technique Stadium on Saturday (12.30pm) 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 link:https://page.inplayer.com/ChesterfieldFC/item.html?id=203968

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

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 Saturday’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.

Opposition

Manager: Andy Woodman

Fact File: Age: 49

Years spent as footballer – 17

Position – Goalkeeper

Teams played for – Crystal Palace (1989-1994), Exeter City (1994-1995), Northampton Town (1995-1999), Brentford on loan (1999), Brentford (1999-2001), Peterborough United on loan (2000), Southend United on loan (2000), Colchester United on loan (2000), Colchester United (2001-2002), Oxford United on loan (2002), Oxford United (2002-2004), Stevenage Borough (2004-2005), Redbridge (2005), Thurrock (2005) and Rushden & Diamonds (2005-2006).

Years spent in management – Less than a year

Teams managed – Whitehawk (2017) and Bromley (2021).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P0     W0     D0     L0 – First meeting against the Spireites

One to Watch: Michael Cheek

Age: 29

Position: Forward

What other clubs has he played for? Stanway Rovers (?-2012), Heybridge Swifts (2012-2014), Chelmsford City on loan (2013), Chelmsford City (2014-2015), Braintree Town (2015-2017), Dagenham & Redbridge (2017-2018) and Ebbsfleet United (2018-2019).

This Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 37

Goals: 22

Yellow Cards: Seven

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 3,269

Head to Head

The Spireites have never beaten Bromley in the four competitive games between the two sides. The Lilywhites have two wins and two draws from those games.

This meeting will be the first one since December 2019 where Bromley completed a late turnaround to leave the Technique Stadium with a 2-1 win.

Form Guide

The Spireites currently sit top of the National League form table and are unbeaten in their last six with five wins and one draw.

Since Andy Woodman was appointed Bromley manager at the end of March, the Ravens are unbeaten with two draws and two victories.

Team News

Akwasi Asante is set to miss the game after being forced off with an injury in the second half against Boreham Wood.

From the dugout:

James Rowe: “They are a strong team. The new manager has had a good start with the wins and a draw. They’re going to be coming here full of confidence themselves.

“They are going to want to get another positive result. They’ve shown what they can do on TV against Stockport as well where they grew into the game.”