Match preview: FC Halifax Town (a)

Match preview: FC Halifax Town (a)

The Spireites can secure a play-off place with a win against FC Halifax Town at The Shay on Saturday (12.30pm). Here is our match preview, in association with LV BET.

How to watch:

This an all-ticket game for home fans only. Please do not travel to the game a Chesterfield fan as you will be refused entry.

The game is available to stream on FC Halifax Town’s website at a cost of £9.99. You can purchase the stream via the link:

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.


Manager: Pete Wild

Fact File: Age: 36

Years spent as footballer – N/A

Position – N/A

Teams played for – N/A

Years spent in management – Two

Teams managed – Oldham Athletic as caretaker (2018-2019 & 2019), Oldham Athletic (2019) and FC Halifax Town (2019-present).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P3     W3     D0     L0

One to Watch: Jake Hyde

Age: 30

Position: Striker

What other clubs has he played for? Swindon Town (2008-2009), Weymouth on loan (2008 & 2009), Barnet (2009-2010), Hayes & Yeading (2010-2011), Lochee United (2011), Dundee on loan (2011), Dunfermline Athletic (2011), Dundee (2011-2012), Barnet (2012-2014), York City (2014-2016), Stevenage (2016-2017), Maidenhead United on loan (2017), Maidenhead United (2017-2018) and Woking (2018-2020).

This Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 27

Goals: 12

Yellow Cards: Three

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 1,886

Head to Head

Since the reformation of FC Halifax Town in 2008, the two teams have battled it out just five times.

The reverse fixture saw Halifax come away from the Technique Stadium with a 2-1 victory just a month ago.

Form Guide

The Spireites have won three of their last four games, drawing the other one. They have also scored eight goals in the process. 

The Shaymen have been in shaky form in their last five games with two wins and three defeats.

Team News

James Rowe said that there are no more injury problems to report ahead of Saturday’s game.

From the dugout:

James Rowe: “If they win, they still need to rely on other results and they have got a very slim chance of getting in the play-offs.

“We’re obviously in there and we’re the target. There are three teams that want to finish above us. It is in our hands.”