Match preview: Notts County (a)

The Spireites clash with Notts County at Meadow Lane in the National League play-off eliminator on Saturday (4pm). 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 if you are a Chesterfield fan as you will be refused entry.

The game is live on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting from 3:30pm. This means that there will not be a live stream provided by Notts County.

You can buy your tickets for the 50/50 draw 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: Ian Burchnall

Fact File: Age: 38

Years spent as footballer – N/A

Position – N/A

Teams played for – N/A

Years spent in management – Five

Teams managed – Viking (2016-2017), Ostersund(2018-2020) and Notts County (2021).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P0     W0     D0     L0

One to Watch: Kyle Wooton

Age: 24

Position: Striker

What other clubs has he played for? Scunthorpe United (2014-2020), Lincoln City on loan (2015), North Ferriby United on loan (2016-2017), Cheltenham Town on loan (2017), Stevenage on loan (2017), FC Halifax Town on loan (2018), Notts County on loan (2019-2020).

This Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 44

Goals: 16

Assists: Four

Yellow Cards: Yellow

Red Cards: One

Minutes Played: 3,905

Head to Head

This will be the 73rd time that Chesterfield and Notts County will face against each other with 23 and 31 victories respectively.

It will be the first time this fixture has happened in the play-offs. James Rowe’s side won the previous fixture with Gavin Gunning’s free-kick enough for a 1-0 win at Meadow Lane. 

Form Guide

The Spireites are the form team in the league with four wins and a draw in the last five National League games.

Notts have are in a similar run of form also winning four out of their last five. However, they also suffered a 1-0 defeat on the final day away at Bromley.

Team News

Danny Rowe will be available for the game on Saturday after recovering from the illness that forced him to be substituted against FC Halifax Town.

Kairo Mitchell will not play any part of the game due to his involvement with the Grenada national team.

From the dugout:

James Rowe: “They’ve changed their way of playing. They play shorter passes and shorter build-ups. There’s a little bit more rotation in there but nothing we can’t handle on the day.

“They are a technical team and I’m sure they will try and put their principles into the game. I expect an open game, a technical game and a fast and furious game considering the fans are in.”