Match preview: Eastleigh (h)

The Spireites will look to bounce back from defeat at Stockport County on Saturday when high-flying Eastleigh visit the Technique Stadium this evening (Tuesday), kick-off 7.45pm. 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 this link:

Chesterfield legend Dave Waller 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.


Manager: Ben Strevens

Fact File: Age: 40

Years spent as footballer – 19

Position – Forward

Teams played for – Wingate & Finchley (?-1999), Barnet (1999-2006), Wingate & Finchley on loan (1999), Slough Town on loan (2000), St Albans City on loan (2001), Crawley Town (2006), Dagenham & Redbridge (2006-2009), Brentford (2009-2010), Wycombe Wanderers (2010-2012), Gillingham (2012-2013), Dagenham & Redbridge (2013), Eastleigh (2013-2016), Whitehawk (2016) and Eastleigh (2016-2018)

Years spent in management – Three

Teams managed – Eastleigh (2018-present)

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P3     W2     D1     L0

One to Watch: Tyrone Barnett

Age: 35

Position: Forward

What other clubs has he played for? Rushall Olympic (2005-2006), AFC Telford United (2006-2007), Willenhall Town (2007-2008), Hednesford Town (2008-2010), Macclesfield Town (2010-2011), Crawley Town (2011-2012), Peterborough United on loan (2012), Peterborough United (2012-2015), Ipswich Town on loan (2012), Bristol City on loan (2014), Oxford United on loan (2014), Shrewsbury Town (2015-2016), Southend United on loan (2016), AFC Wimbledon (2016-2017), Port Vale (2017-2019), Cheltenham Town on loan (2018-2019) and Cheltenham Town (2019).

This Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 24

Goals: Six

Yellow Cards: Three

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 1,609

Head to Head

The two sides have only faced each other three times. Eastleigh are unbeaten with two wins and a draw.

The last encounter saw the Hampshire side win 2-1 at the Technique Stadium last season with Tyrone Barnett and Marcus Barnes getting on the scoresheet after Tom Denton’s opener.

Form Guide

James Rowe’s side have suffered only one loss – to Stockport County – in their last six league games, which includes three victories.

On the other hand, Eastleigh are unbeaten in their last eight league games. This run has included five wins and three draws.

Team News

Tom Whelan has served his three-match suspension and will be available for selection.

James Rowe has mentioned over the past week that Joe Rowley and Nathan Tyson are both on track to make a return from injury.

Pre-match view:

Curtis Weston: “It’ll be a very tough game and a physical one as well. They are going to be physical, but we are as well.

“We are strong and hard to play against, so I think we’ll match that. We are going to have to graft and win our individual battles.”