Match preview: Wealdstone (a)

Match preview: Wealdstone (a)

The Spireites travel to Grosvenor Vale to face Wealdstone in the National League this evening (7.45pm).

How to watch:

A reminder that this game is behind-closed-doors – please do not attempt to access the stadium or the car park.

The game is available to stream on Weadlstone’s website at a cost of £9.99. You can find the stream via this link:


Manager: Dean Brennan

Fact File: Age – 40

Years spent as footballer – 13

Position – Winger

Teams played for – Sheffield Wednesday (1999-2000), Bohemians (2000), Luton Town (2000-2002), Hitchin Town (2002-2003), Stevenage Borough (2003-2004), Hendon on loan (2003-2004), Grays Athletic (2004-2005), Lewes (2005-2006), Dunstable Town (2006), AFC Wimbledon (2006), Cambridge City (2006), Chesham United (2006-2007), Hemel Hempstead Town (2007), Barton Rovers (2007), Halesowen Town (2007-2008), Corby Town (2008-2009), Aylesbury (2009-2010), Hemel Hempstead Town (2010-2011 and Dunstable Town (2011-2012).

Years spent in management – 10

Teams managed – Hemel Hempstead Town (2010 & 2012-2018), Billericay (2018-2019), Kingstonian (2019) and Wealdstone (2019-Present).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P2     W0     D1     L1

One to Watch – Ross Lafayette

Age: 34

Position: Striker

What clubs has he played for? Chesham United (2006-2007), Barton Rovers (2007-2008), Chesham United (2008), Aylesbury United (2008-2009), Wealdstone (2009), Aylesbury (2009), Burnham (2009-2010), Hemel Hempstead (2010-2012), Welling United (2012-2014), Luton Town (2014-2015), Woking on loan (2015), Welling United on loan (2015), Eastleigh (2015-2016), Aldershot Town (2016), Dover Athletic (2016-2017), Sutton United (2017-2018), Maidstone United on loan (2018), Billericay Town (2018-2019) and Wealdstone (2019-Present).

Last Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 31

Goals: 15

Assists: 4

Minutes Played: 2,496

Head to Head

This will be the first time that the two clubs have played each other in a competitive fixture.

Form Guide

Wealdstone have played four games so far this season, securing four points from a possible 12. They recorded their first win at the weekend, beating Wrexham 4-3.

The Spireites have also only got one win from their first four, losing 2-1 at home to Stockport County on Saturday evening following a late goal.

Team News

John Pemberton says that Luke Coddington is making “good progress” as he recovers from injury. He also hinted that Christmas is a more realistic target for the keeper’s return.

Josef Yarney is ready to make his return to the squad following a slight knock he picked up against Hartlepool United.

From the dugout:

John Pemberton: “We’ve got a fantastic opportunity to win and get to where I believe we should be.

“They had a good result at the weekend and It’s going to be a tough game.”