Match preview: Sutton United (a)

Match preview: Sutton United (a)

The Spireites travel to Gander Green Lane to take on in-form Sutton United in the National League on Tuesday (7pm). Read our match preview, in association with LV BET.

How to watch:

A reminder that the game, which kicks off at the earlier time of 7pm, is available to stream on Sutton United’s website at a cost of £9.50. You can purchase the stream via this link: https://www.suttonunited.net/product/sutton-united-v-chesterfield-live-stream-pass-vanarama-national-league-december-2020/

Full match commentary is available as usual in association with Elastic FM. A link to the commentary will be available on our website/social media channels in the build up to kick off.

A free downloadable programme is available via this link: https://www.suttonunited.net/product/sutton-united-v-chesterfield-matchday-programme/

Opposition

Manager: Matt Gray

Fact File: Age: 37

Years spent as footballer – Unknown

Position – Midfielder

Teams played for – Tottenham Hotspur, Cardiff City, Hayes and Havant & Waterlooville.

Years spent in management – One

Teams managed – Sutton United (2019-present)

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P2     W1     D0     L1

One to Watch: Harry Beautyman

Age: 28

Position: Midfielder

What other clubs has he played for? Leyton Orient (2009-2011), St Albans City on loan (2010), Hastings United on loan (2010-2011), Sutton United (2011-2013), Welling United (2013-2015), Peterborough United on loan (2014-2015), Peterborough United (2015-2016), Northampton Town (2016-2017) and Stevenage (2017-2018).

Last Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 37

Goals: 17

Yellow Cards: Two

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 3,295

Head to Head

The two sides have faced each other four times with Chesterfield coming away with two victories. The other two games saw a draw and a Sutton win.

The last meeting saw the Spireites secure a 1-0 win at the Technique Stadium back in January. Jonathan Smith scored the winner and both Mike Fondop and Craig Eastmond were shown red cards after the full-time whistle.

Form Guide

James Rowe’s side are unbeaten in their last two games. It’s been a week since the Spireites last played after an entertaining 0-0 draw with Aldershot Town.

Sutton United are on a three-match winning streak. A recent 4-1 win over Solihull Moors leaves the Yellows second in the National League table.

Team News

After the draw against Aldershot last week, Rowe said that Nathan Tyson wouldn’t be returning until ‘”the back end of January” following the injury he picked up at the start of November.

Goalkeeper Corey Addai has gone back to Barnsley after his loan spell with the Spireites.

From the dugout:

James Rowe: “We need to make sure we’re ready. It’ll be a tough game, but we’ll be going there for the win. I’ve got a full squad to choose from.

“We need to be in the best position we can. We’re not getting carried away with the start.”