Match preview: Yeovil Town (h)

After a fantastic win over Eastleigh in midweek, the Spireites will look to make it back-to-back victories at the Technique Stadium by beating Yeovil Town on Saturday (3pm). Here is our match preview in association with LV BET.

How to watch:

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

Chesterfield legend Chris Marples 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 Eric Nixon joining Alan Wilkinson. A link to the commentary will be posted on our website and social media channels in the build-up to kick-off.

You can buy your 50/50 tickets for Saturday’s game at 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: Darren Sarrl

Fact File: Age: 40

Years spent as footballer – Five

Position – Midfielder 

Teams played for – Hitchin Town (2001-2002), Berkhamsted Town (2002), Bedford Town (2002-2004), St Albans City (2004), Chelmsford City on loan (2004), Dunstable Town (2004-2005), Hemel Hempstead (2005-2006), Chesham United (2006) and Biggleswade United (?-?).

Years spent in management – Five

Teams managed – Stevenage (2016-2018) and Yeovil Town (2019-Present).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P4     W3     D0     L1

One to Watch: Rhys Murphy

Age: 30

Position: Forward

What other clubs has he played for? Arsenal (2008-2012), Brentford on loan (2009-2010), Preston North End on loan (2012), Telstar (2012-2013), Dagenham & Redbridge (2013-2015), Oldham Athletic (2015-2016), Crawley Town on loan (2015), AFC Wimbledon on loan (2016), Forest Green Rovers (2016-2018), York City on loan (2016-2017), Crawley Town on loan (2017), Torquay United on loan (2017), Gillingham (2018) and Chelmsford City (2018-2019).

This Seasons Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 25

Goals: 11

Assists: None

Yellow Cards: Five

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 1,629

Head to Head

The two sides have faced each other 13 times with both teams recording five wins apiece.

The Spireite came away from Huish Park with a 1-0 victory at the end of October with Tom Denton netting a 70thminute winner.

Form Guide

The Spireites bounced back in midweek with a very impressive 1-0 win over Eastleigh with Akwasi Asante bagging his ninth goal for the Spireites.

Yeovil Town are top of the form table with 15 points from a possible 18. The Glovers are coming off three successive victories against Weymouth, Dagenham & Redbridge and Barnet.

Team News

Joe Rowley will be unavailable for the game due to injury. However, James Rowe believes he could be back for the Maidenhead United game.

Nathan Tyson is in a “good frame of mind” and has “trained well’”according to Rowe after his first game in four months and will be available for selection.

From the dugout:

James Rowe: “They’re having a similar trajectory to us. They have a manager there that has some experience in the league.”