Chesterfield stand on the brink of only their fifth League Title in their history.
A draw or better against Gillingham at the B2net stadium tomorrow will mean John Sheridan’s team will become League Two Champions.
A defeat wouldn’t necessarily mean the silverware wouldn’t become Spireites’ property. Should Bury fail to win at play-off chasing Stevenage, the trophy would be Chesterfield’s regardless of their own result.
Failure to clinch the title would be a massive disappointment for a side that, bar one match, have stood proudly at the top of the section since mid-October, so the aim is clear: match the performance of Chesterfield sides of 1931, 1936, 1970 and 1985 to become the best of the bunch.
Dean Morgan (thigh) and Derek Niven (ankle) will both be hoping to be fit enough to participate, but time is against them.
Jack Lester, on the bench for the draw at Torquay United, seems certain to start as he has in every home game this season.
Andy Hessenthaler’s Gillingham have dropped out of the play-off zone of late. Last weekend’s 4-2 home loss against Macclesfield Town was a major surprise but it’s away from home, where Gills have lost just once in six months, that they’re at their most dangerous.
Their manager, who even with a win isn’t guarantees a season extension, said: “Chesterfield have got something to play for and so have we, so it’s going to be an interesting match. We could get a point and the other two (Stevenage & Torquay) lose and we could still get into the play-offs.”
Supporters have been warned to stay off the pitch during the game and at its conclusion following unsavoury incursions in the last home game against Bury.