Match preview: Sutton United (h)

The Spireites will attempt to bounce straight back from defeat at the weekend when National League leaders Sutton United visit the Technique Stadium this evening (Tuesday), kick-off 7pm. Here is our match preview in association with LV BET…

How to watch:

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Chesterfield legend Kevin Davies will join Steve Yorke on commentary on the Spireites+ live stream.

Audio commentary on the match will be provided in association with Elastic FM with Steve Williams summarising alongside commentator Alan Wilkinson. A link to the commentary will be posted on our website and social media channels in the build-up to kick-off.

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Manager: Matt Gray

Fact File: Age: 39

Years spent as footballer – ???

Position – Midfielder

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

Years spent in management – Two

Teams managed – Sutton United (2019-present)

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P3     W1     D0     L2

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).

This Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 29

Goals: 10

Yellow Cards: Three

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 2,520

Head to Head

The Spireites have the better of the head-to-heads with Sutton United, with three wins out of five games. The other two games have seen a 1-1 draw and a 4-0 defeat.

In James Rowe’s third game in charge of Chesterfield, Haydn Hollis scored in a 1-0 victory at Gander Green Lane back in December.

Form Guide

James Rowe’s side have suffered two defeats in their last five games. However, the Technique Stadium has been turned into a fortress as the Blues have won their last six league games at home.

The Amber and Chocolates have not lost in the league since January 30 when they lost 1-0 to Hartlepool United. Since then, they have gone eight games unbeaten with seven wins.

Team News

Curtis Weston is available for selection again after he missed the Maidenhead United game due to suspension.

Joe Rowley has been out of action since January due to injury and could be set to return to action.

From the dugout:

James Rowe: “They haven’t changed too much. Matt [Gray] has done a great job down there. It’s good to see a young manager like himself come in and have such success.

“He stabilised them last year and he has really kicked on with the team this year. Full credit to them to be in the position that they’re in.”