Match preview: Notts County (h)

Paul Cook will be looking to get his second win since returning as Chesterfield manager, as the Spireites take on local rivals Notts County this evening in a huge Vanarama National League clash. Notts are just six points behind the Spireites, with two games in hand. The game is being described as a ‘six-pointer’ by many, and the crowd will certainly back that up, with a bumper attendance expected at the Technique Stadium.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: March 1, 2022

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Notts County FC

Where: Technique Stadium


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Live radio commentary

Our in-house radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide commentary from all our National League games over the 2021/22 season. Supporters will be able to listen to full match commentary on the game, as well as pre-match/post-match analysis.  

Don’t forget that 1866 Sport is on air 24-hours a day, seven days a week! 

You can download the app from the Apple Store here:

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Alternatively, you can listen online here:          

It is also available via Alexa.

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley. It is sponsored by iDeal Flooring – check out their website here:

Social media

Our official Twitter page ( will provide regular updates on the match. It is also the place to find our exclusive goal GIFs, which are used when a player scores a goal. 

Key news will also be posted on our Facebook page, which can be found here:

Our official Instagram page will keep you posted with key moments and content throughout the day on our stories:

The post-match interview with manager Paul Cook will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game is finished:

Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel. 

The Spireites squad is running thin on numbers, as the injury crisis continues for Paul Cook. The gaffer will have some tough decisions to make ahead of the big fixture. 

Nathan Tyson has returned from his loan at Alfreton Town. The striker picked up an injury in his time there but has since returned to running back at Chesterfield. The 39-year-old is unlikely to feature in the fixture but will be hoping for a return to the side as soon as possible.

Jim Kellermann scored the winner last time out and the midfielder will be hoping for more of the same against local rivals Notts County. Fellow midfielder Manny Oyeleke won’t feature as he still battles with his calf injury.

Meanwhile, Gaving Gunning has recently returned to training after a shin injury, which has kept him out of the side since the FA Cup clash with Chelsea. The defender will be hoping he can make a return to the side in the coming weeks.

Fact file

Name: Notts County FC

Nicknames: The Magpies

Founded: 1862

Stadium: Meadow Lane

Capacity: 19,841

Manager: Ian Burchnall

On Notts County 

Notts County are undoubtedly one of the biggest clubs in the non-league pyramid. They are also one of the oldest clubs in world football, being founded in 1862. Italian football club Juventus derived its famous black-and-white striped kits from Notts County.

The club spent many years in the English Football League, winning various honours, including the FA Cup in 1894. Notts have endured years of success until recent years. On May 4, 2019, following a 3–1 defeat away at Swindon Town, County were relegated from the English Football League for the first time in their 157-year history. 

Notts County currently sit in seventh position and this season they will be hoping to regain their Football League status by winning promotion from the National League.

One to watch

Joel Taylor joined Notts County from the Spireites in 2021. The left wing-back, who is renowned for his pace and trickery, has made 17 appearances so far this term.

The Spireites’ last three: (L/L/W)

Lost – Chesterfield 2-3 Solihull Moors – National League

Lost – Chesterfield 0-2 Wrexham – National League

Won – Chesterfield 1-0 Yeovil – National League 

The Magpies’ last three: (W/D/W)

Won – Notts County 2-0 Eastleigh – National League 

Drew – Notts County 1-1 Halifax – National League 

Won – Woking 0-2 Notts County – National League 

The Spireites were defeated 3-2 at Meadow Lane in last season’s play-off eliminator.