Match preview: Woking (a)

The Spireites look to bounce back from a first defeat since August as they travel to the Laithwaite Community Stadium to take on Woking.

Here’s everything you need to know…

Match Details

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Opponents: Woking

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Competition: Vanarama National League

Location: The Laithwaite Community Stadium

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The Opposition

Name: Woking Football Club

Nickname: The Cardinals

Founded: 1887

Stadium: The Laithwaite Community Stadium

Capacity: 6,036

Caretaker Manager: Ian Dyer


National League South Champions | 2011/12

Isthmian League Champions | 1991/92

Isthmian League Division Two South Champions | 1996/97

FA Trophy Winners | 1993/94, 1994/95 & 1996/97

Conference League Cup Winners | 2004/05

Isthmian League Cup Winners | 1990/91

FA Amateur Cup Winners | 1957/58

On Ian Dyer

Ian Dyer joined Woking as part of Alan Dowson’s backroom staff in 2018. The young coach became caretaker manager following Dowson’s departure in February 2022 and is once again in the role after Darren Sarll was relieved of his duties last week. In his first stint as temporary manager, he procured ten points from six games – including three straight wins. In this spell, he has so far seen his side fall to defeat against Oldham Athletic.

One to watch

Despite a difficult start to the season with the Cards, Padraig Among is still a threat in the National League with his natural goalscoring ability. The veteran striker has scored bags of goals in the EFL and has so far enjoyed his time in Surrey. Among will no doubt extend his tally between now and the end of the season as Woking go ahead with a new manager.

This season in numbers:

Appearances – 23

Goals – 6

Assist – 0

Yellow Cards – 0

Red Cards – 0

Minutes Played – 1,743

Played for both

Current Woking man Jim Kellermann joined Chesterfield in the summer of 2021 as he looked to get back to full fitness. The midfielder became an integral part of the team that reached the play-off semi-finals during that campaign – as the Spireites fell to defeat against Solihull Moors. He scored twice in his 36 appearances for the Spireites.

Kellermann decided to join Woking upon the expiration of his contract and immediately secured a starting position. Woking flourished in Kellermann’s first season as they reached the play-offs before losing to Bromley in the qualifying stage. So far this season, he has played 13 times. However, he has not been part of a Cardinals matchday squad since the start of October.

View from the dugout

Danny Webb said: “They had a good season last year and for whatever reason they haven’t been able to fire on all cylinders this year.

“I’ve had good and bad experiences at Woking and hopefully it can be a great come 10pm on Tuesday night.”