Match preview: Notts County (h)

John Dungworth takes caretaker charge of the Spireites as they welcome Notts County to the Technique Stadium on Saturday (3pm). Read our match preview, in association with LV BET

How to watch:

A reminder that this game is behind-closed-doors – please do not attempt to access the stadium or the car park unless you are collecting your pre-match food.

The game is available to stream on the Chesterfield website at a cost of £9.99. You can purchase the stream here.

Blues legend Phil Walker joins the Spireites+ team as an expert summariser on the live stream.


Manager: Neal Ardley

Fact File: Age: 48

Years spent as footballer – 16

Position – Midfielder

Teams played for – Wimbledon (1991-2002), Watford (2002-2005), Cardiff City (2005-2006) and Millwall (2006-2007).

Years spent in management – 13

Teams managed – Cardiff City Academy (2007-2012), AFC Wimbledon (2012-2018) and Notts County (2018-Present)

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P8     W3     D2     L3 

One to Watch: Enzio Boldewijn

Age: 27

Position: Winger

What other clubs has he played for? Utrecht (2011-2013), Den Bosch on loan (2012-2013), Almere City (2013-2016) and Crawley Town (2016-2018)

Last Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 43

Goals: Nine

Assists: None

Yellow Cards: Four

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 3,510

Head to Head

The two teams have played each other 71 times since 1930 with the Spireites winning on 22 occasions.

County have 30 wins from the 71 games, with two of the victories coming in the three game from last season.

Form Guide

Chesterfield are coming off the back of three straight defeats in all competitions. The 3-2 defeat to Altrincham in midweek marked the end of John Pemberton’s reign as manager.

Notts County have also gone three games without a win. The Magpies have lost to Maidenhead United and Aldershot Town with a draw to Halifax Town in those games.

Team News

John Dungworth stated that everyone is fit for the Notts County game except Kyle Letheren. The goalkeeper is still suffering win an illness.

From the dugout:

John Dungworth: “They’re a good side [Notts County]. It will be tough. I’m expecting a good game and expecting us to go and get a result.

“We want a positive result; morale appears to be high. We want a good result tomorrow for the supporters.”