Match preview: Aldershot Town (a)

The Spireites will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak as they travel to the EBB Stadium to take on Aldershot Town.

Paul Cook’s side will be looking to get back on track and close the gap to third place with Woking and Barnet facing the top two.

Here’s all you need to know…

Match details

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Opponents: Aldershot Town

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Competition: Vanarama National League

Location: The EBB Stadium

Matchday Coverage

Live radio commentary

Our in-house radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide 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:

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It is also available via Alexa.

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley and is sponsored by National Windscreens.

Social media

Our official Twitter page ( 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:

Our official Instagram page will keep you posted with key moments and content throughout the day on our stories:

The post-match interview with a member of the management team will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game is finished:

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

The Opposition

Fact file

Name: Aldershot Town Football Club

Nicknames: The Shots

Founded: 1992

Stadium: The EBB Stadium

Capacity: 7,100

Manager: Ross McNeilly

On Aldershot

Aldershot Town were founded in 1992 after Aldershot were dissolved due to financial issues. The new club saw a rapid rise up the football leagues in the seasons following and promotion to the EFL was achieved in 2008. The Shots stayed in League Two for five years before suffering relegation back to the National League in 2013.

Aldershot have become a pillar of the fifth tier since, both competing towards the play-offs and staving off relegation. Despite a poor start this season, Ross McNeilly has revived the Shots and given them an outside chance of reaching the play-offs.

One to watch

Justin Amaluzor has been one of Aldershot Town’s standout players so far this season. Since Inih Effiong’s departure to Dagenham & Redbridge, the winger is the Shots’ current top goal scorer of players still at the club.

The former Motherwell, Maidstone United and Barnet man has scored eight goals throughout this campaign. Amaluzor scored in Aldershot’s most recent league win – a 2-0 home triumph against Dorking Wanderers.

Recent Form

The Spireites’ last three: (L/L/L)

Lost – Boreham Wood 1-0 Chesterfield – Vanarama National League

Lost – Chesterfield 1-3 Woking – Vanarama National League

Lost – Chesterfield 1-2 Notts County – Vanarama National League

Aldershot’s last three: (L/W/W)

Lost – Aldershot Town 0-1 Boreham Wood – Vanarama National League

Won – Aldershot Town 2-0 Dorking Wanderers – Vanarama National League

Won – Aldershot Town 1-0 Dorking Wanderers – Isuzu FA Trophy Fifth Round

Last Time We Met

In the Spireites’ first game at the Technique Stadium in the 2022/23 National League campaign, they got off to a winning start against Aldershot Town. The two sides played out a stalemate until the 64th minute when Liam Mandeville curled an effort beyond Luca Ashby-Hammond.

Team News

Paul McCallum could make his first loan start for Chesterfield against his former club, Aldershot Town.

Jeff King will miss the game after he received a red card in the defeat against Notts County.

From the dugout

Paul Cook said: “We’ll be ready for it. Our supporters will see a committed team on Tuesday night. Our players know what it means to the supporters, and together we’ll be stronger.”