Match preview: Torquay United (h)

The Spireites are hoping to bounce back from the disappointing loss at Hartlepool United on Saturday when Torquay United visit the Technique Stadium today (Monday) at 3pm. Here is our match preview in association with LV BET.

How to watch:

Please note that there will not be any updates on our social media channels due to the social media boycott currently in place. However, we will be updating our website throughout the day.

The game is available to stream at a cost of £10. You can purchase the stream via the following link:

Spireites legend Drew Talbot will join Steve Yorke on commentary on the Spireites+ live stream.

Audio coverage will be provided in association with Elastic FM. Commentator Alan Wilkinson will be joined by Spireites legend Sean O’Neill. A link to the commentary will be posted on our website in the build-up to kick-off.

You can buy your 50/50 tickets for just £1 per ticket. There is no limit to the number of tickets you can buy so why not increase your odds of winning and purchase multiple tickets.


Manager: Gary Johnson

Fact File: Age: 65

Years spent as footballer – N/A

Position – N/A

Teams played for – N/A

Years spent in management – 35

Teams managed – Newmarket Town (1986-1988), Cambridge United (1992-1995), Kettering Town (1995-1997), Latvia (1999-2001), Yeovil Town (2001-2005), Bristol City (2005-2010), Peterborough United (2010-2011), Northampton Town (2011), Yeovil Town (2012-2015), Cheltenham Town (2015-2018) and Torquay United (2018-Present).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P13     W5     D2     L6

One to Watch: Connor Lemonheigh-Evans

Age: 24

Position: Midfielder

What other clubs has he played for? Bristol City (2015-2020), Bath City on loan (2017 x2) and Torquay United on loan (2018, 2018-2019 & 2019-2020).

This Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 42

Goals: Nine

Assists: Nine

Yellow Cards: Seven

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 3,609

Head to Head

The Spireites and the Gulls have battled it out 44 times with Chesterfield recording 20 wins to Torquay’s 11 victories.

The Devon side won the last meeting 2-1 following a last-minute winner from Asa Hall back in October.

Form Guide

Chesterfield have recorded one win in their last six games – the 2-1 victory away at Bromley.

Gary Johnson’s side are in great form and are on an eight-game unbeaten streak. They have recorded seven wins in that time.

Team News

Gavin Gunning missed the game at Hartlepool United after he was taken off with a tight hamstring against Bromley.

From the dugout:

Rowe: “We dust ourselves off; we go again Monday. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves.”