Match preview: Altrincham (a)

The Spireites travel to the J Davidson Stadium to take on Altrincham this evening (Tuesday) (7.45pm). Read our match preview, in association with LV BET

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 the TicketCo website at a cost of £9.99. You can purchase the stream via the link: Don’t forget that full match commentary is also available in association with Elastic FM. A link will be posted on our website/social media channels in the build up to the game.


Manager: Phil Parkinson

Fact File: Age: 39

Teams played for – Crewe Alexandra, Reading, Port Vale, Alsager Town, Nantwich Town.

Teams managed – Nantwich Town, Altrincham.

Record against Chesterfield as manager *First game managing against the Spireites

One to Watch: Ritchie Sutton

Age: 34

Position: Defender

What other clubs has he played for? Crewe Alexandra (2005-2007), Leek Town on loan (???), Stafford Rangers on loan (2006 & 2006-2007), Stafford Rangers (2007-2008), Northwich Victoria (2008-2009), Halifax Town on loan (2008), Halifax Town (2009), Nantwich Town (2009-2010), Port Vale (2010-2011), Mansfield Town (2011-2015), Tranmere Rovers (2015-2019), Barrow on loan (2016) and Morecambe (2019-2020).

Last Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 19

Goals: One

Assists: None

Yellow Cards: One

Red Cards: One

Minutes Played: 1,242

Head to Head

The two teams have never played each other in a competitive fixture.

Form Guide

Chesterfield are unfortunately coming off the back to a 2-1 home loss to Maidenhead United. Scott Boden’s goal was cancelled out by two goals from Sam Barratt

Altrincham have recently suffered three successive defeats to Wealdstone, Solihull Moors and Aldershot Town.

Team News

Josef Yarney will be available for the game after serving his three-match suspension while Liam Mandeville could also be in contention after returning to training on Monday.

However, Nathan Tyson is still ruled out after the hamstring injury he suffered against Stockport County in the FA Cup.

From the dugout:

John Pemberton: “I think we’ve been competitive with every team. If we get a run going, we’re a totally different team.

“We’ve got to kick on and get a win as soon as we can. We can put a run together; it’s just about getting going.”