Match preview: Solihull Moors (a)

Match preview: Solihull Moors (a)

The Spireites look to secure a second victory over Solihull Moors in three days when they travel to Damson Park this evening (7.45pm).

How to watch:

The game is available to stream via the Solihull Moors website at a cost of £7.50. You can purchase the stream via the following link: https://live.groupvisual.co.uk/smfc

Commentary on the match will be provided in association with Elastic FM . A link to the commentary will be posted on our website and social media channels in the build-up to kick-off.

Opposition

Manager: James Shan

Fact File: Age: 42

Years spent as footballer – 16

Position – Forward

Teams played for – Gillingham, Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth, Southend United, Watford, Bristol Rovers, Port Vale, Notts County, Bristol City, Brentford, Barnet, Team Bath and Clevedon Town.

Years spent in management – Six

Teams managed – West Bromwich Albion (U23s manager, first-team coach and caretaker manager), Kidderminster Harriers (interim manager) and Solihull Moors.

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P0     W0     D0     L0 – First meeting with the Spireites

One to Watch: Jamie Ward

Age: 34

Position: Forward

What other clubs has he played for? Aston Villa (2005-2006), Stockport County on loan (2006), Torquay United (2006-2007), Chesterfield (2007-2009), Sheffield United (2009-2011), Derby County on loan (2011), Derby County (2011-2015), Nottingham Forest (2015-2019), Burton Albion on loan (2016-2017), Cardiff City on loan (2018), Charlton Athletic on loan (2018) and Scunthorpe United (2019-2020).

Last Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: Six

Goals: Two

Assists: Two

Yellow Cards: Three

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 306

Head to Head

Saturday’s game against the Moors was the fifth time the two sides have met in competitive fixtures.

The Spireites recorded their first win against the Birmingham side with Tom Whelan’s first goal for the club securing all three points.

Form Guide

James Rowe is still unbeaten as Chesterfield manager with four wins out of five league games.

Solihull have lost three times in their last five league outings. Their two wins during that time came against Hartlepool United and FC Halifax Town.

Team News

George Carline will miss out against his former club after his red card at the weekend.

The opposition will also have a player missing through suspension as Jamey Osbourne received his fifth yellow card of the season on Saturday.

From the dressing room:

Akwasi Asante: “Everyone is buying into the gaffer and his philosophy. It is clearly paying off with results on the pitch too, which is the main thing.”