The Spireites will look to start 2024 by getting a measure of revenge on Solihull Moors in front of a bumper crowd at the SMH Group Stadium.
Andy Whing’s side secured a 2-0 victory on Boxing Day with two first-half goals with Chesterfield doing everything but find the back of the net.
Here’s everything you need to know…
Date: Monday, January 1, 2024
Opponents: Solihull Moors
Competition: Vanarama National League
TV Channel: TNT Sports 1
Location: SMH Group Stadium
Tickets are available for the fixture here: https://tickets.chesterfield-fc.co.uk/en-gb/categories/match
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Name: Solihull Moors Football Club
Nickname: The Moors
Stadium: The ARMCO Arena
Manager: Andy Whing
National League North Champions | 2015/16
Birmingham Senior Cup Winners | 2015/16
On Andy Whing
Andy Whing had a 12-year professional playing career, having spells at clubs such as Coventry City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Leyton Orient and Oxford United. The right-back also joined Chesterfield on loan from Brighton in 2010. Whing played 11 times for the Spireites, including the final ever game at Saltergate in a 2-1 victory against AFC Bournemouth. He had stints as a coach before becoming manager of Banbury United in May 2020. The 39-year-old spent three years at the Puritans and secured promotion to the National League North in the process. Whing joined Solihull Moors as manager in June 2023 and won the National League Manager of the Month award just two months later.
One to watch
After losing Andrew Dallas, Ryan Boot, Callum Howe and more, as well as being without Joe Sbarra, Solihull Moors went under a bit of a transformation in the summer. It was one of the players they signed back in July 2022 that has stepped up. Josh Kelly, who was in great form for Maidenhead United, continued his goalscoring antics with the Moors last campaign. However, the 25-year-old has already beaten his total for the 2022/23 season.
This season in numbers:
Appearances – 24
Goals – 12
Assist – 0
Yellow Cards – 2
Red Cards – 0
Minutes Played – 1,753
Played for both
Tyrone Williams joined Solihull Moors in 2018 from Kidderminster Harriers as he made the step up to the National League. The defender impressed in his three years with the Moors, making 125+ appearances and scoring five goals.
His form attracted interest from Chesterfield, who made the move to secure his signature in November 2021. Williams has made 63 appearances in his time at the SMH Group Stadium and has scored six times. The 29-year-old signed a new contract with the club in December.
View from the dugout
Paul Cook, speaking after the reverse fixture, said: “It was not our day today, we say well done to Andy Whing and his team.
“We move on to the next game, which is Solihull at home.”