Match preview: Hartlepool United (a)

The Spireites take on Hartlepool United in front on the BT Sport cameras on Saturday (5:20pm). Here is our match preview in association with LV BET.

How to watch:

The game is live on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting from 5pm. This means that there will not be a live stream provided by Hartlepool United.


Manager: Dave Challinor

Fact File: Age: 45

Years spent as footballer – 17

Position – Defender

Teams played for – Tranmere Rovers (1994-2002), Stockport County (2002-2004), Bury (2004 loan & 2004-2008) and Colwyn Bay (2008-2011).

Years spent in management – 11

Teams managed – Colwyn Bay (2010-2011), AFC Fylde (2011-2019) and Hartlepool United (2019-Present).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P6     W2     D1     L3

One to Watch: Luke Armstrong (On loan from Salford City)

Age: 24

Position: Forward

What other clubs has he played for? Cowdenbeath (2015-2016), Blyth Spartans (2016-2017), Middlesbrough (2017-2019), Gateshead on loan (2018), Accrington Stanley on loan (2019) and Salford City (2019-Present)>

This Seasons Stat’s in All Competitions:

Games Played: 32

Goals: 11

Assists: One

Yellow Cards: None

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 2,435

Head to Head

Chesterfield and Hartlepool United will meet for the 95th time when the two sides battle it out live on BT Sport.

The Spireites have recorded 42 wins with the Pools winning on 37 occasions. The fixture has also produced 15 draws.

Form Guide

The Blues are on a six-game unbeaten streak away from home with five wins and one draw against Wrexham.

Hartlepool are currently on a 15-game unbeaten run in the National League – recording eight wins and seven draws in the process.

Team News

Curtis Weston was rested for the trip to Bromley but could be back in contention for the game against Hartlepool United.

James Rowe stated in his pre-match press conference that Jak McCourt has taken part in three positive days of training and could be close to a return.

From the dugout:

James Rowe: “They are closer to a defeat if they are 15 games unbeaten. We must not underestimate them; they are a good team.

“They are in the shake-up for the title for a reason. I really like the way they play and set-up, but we’ll have our own influence on the game.”