Match preview: Yeovil Town (h)

Match preview: Yeovil Town (h)

The Spireites will be looking to get back to winning ways in front of the television cameras on Saturday, when they take on Yeovil Town at the Technique Stadium, which is live on BT Sport One. Paul Cook is yet to grab his first win since returning as Chesterfield boss and the gaffer will be looking to field a strong side to pick up three points.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: February 26, 2022

Kick-off: 5:20pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Yeovil Town

Where: Technique Stadium

Tickets

Purchase your tickets online here: https://tickets.chesterfield-fc.co.uk/en-gb/categories/match

Away tickets can be purchased here: https://tickets.chesterfield-fc.co.uk/en-gb/categories/match e 

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Live radio commentary

Our in-house radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide commentary of all our National League games over the 2021/22 season. Supporters will be able to listen to full match commentary on the game, as well as pre-match/post-match analysis.  

Don’t forget that 1866 Sport is on air 24-hours a day, seven days a week! 

You can download the app from the Apple Store here: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/1866-sport/id1580041321

If you’re an Android user, you can download the app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radio.ma57501030

Alternatively, you can listen online here: https://streaming.radio.co/s47db4a4f3/listen          

It is also available via Alexa.

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley. It is sponsored by iDeal Flooring – check out their website here: https://www.chesterfieldcarpets.com

Social media

Our official Twitter page (https://twitter.com/ChesterfieldFC) will provide regular updates on the match. It is also the place to find our exclusive goal GIFs, which are used when a player scores a goal. 

Key news will also be posted on our Facebook page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldFC.

Our official Instagram page will keep you posted with key moments and content throughout the day on our stories: https://www.instagram.com/chesterfieldfc/?hl=en.

The post-match interview will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game has finished: https://youtube.com/user/OfficialChesterfield.

Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel. 

The Spireites squad is running thin on numbers, as the injury crisis continues for Paul Cook. The gaffer will have some tough decisions to make ahead of the big fixture. 

Tom Denton got his first minutes last time out under the new gaffer and the striker will be hoping he has done enough to earn himself a place in the starting XI. 

Jeff King could return to the side. The wing-back is back from suspension, after picking up a straight red card a few games ago. Fellow wing-backs Alex Whittle and Calvin Miller will also be hoping they can secure a place in the squad. 

Curtis Weston will not feature, as the midfielder is still suspended. 

Fact file

Name: Yeovil Town FC

Nicknames: The Glovers

Founded: 1864

Stadium: Huish Park

Capacity: 9,565

Manager: Darren Sarll

On Yeovil Town

Yeovil won the League Two title in 2004/05, before reaching the Championship with victory in the 2013 League One play-off final in Gary Johnson’s second spell as manager. However, they suffered consecutive relegations, and were relegated once more following the 2018/19 season, ending their 16-season spell in the Football League. 

The club’s nickname, “The Glovers”, is a reference to the history of glove-making in the town of Yeovil, which became a centre of the industry during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The club currently sit in 13th position, over ten points outside the play-offs. Yeovil will be hoping for a strong finish to the season in the hope they can catapult into a play-off position, and eventually achieve promotion back to the Football League.

One to watch

Former Spireite Adi Yussuf is a powerful striker with an eye for goal. The 30-year-old played for the Spireites last season and was released at the end of the campaign, eventually moving to Yeovil Town. He has scored six goals so far this term.

The Spireites’ last three: (D/L/L)

Drew – Weymouth 1-1 Chesterfield – National League

Lost – Chesterfield 2-3 Solihull Moors – National League

Lost- Chesterfield 0-2 Wrexham – National League 

The Glovers’ last three: (L/D/D)

Lost – Wealdstone 2-1 Yeovil – National League 

Drew – Eastleigh 0-0 Yeovil – National League 

Drew – Maidenhead 1-1 Yeovil – National League 

The Spireites picked up a win the last time they played the Glovers, winning 2-0 at Huish Park.