Having come from two down to beat League One’s lowest scorers, Spireites this afternoon host the section’s worst defenders.
Sam Hird’s header followed by sub Jay O’Shea’s two excellent strikes saw Paul Cook’s side maintain the vital sixth spot on what was dubbed Fantastic Friday after bottom of the table Yeovil had taken a shock two goal lead. Comeback win apart, other results over the weekend went well for last season’s League Two Champions with Peterborough, Rochdale and Barnsley all losing.
The win has given Chesterfield a precious three point gap to seventh placed Bradford, who host automatic promotion chasing Preston today.
Standing between the Proact side and at least a maintenance of that gap are struggling Crewe, who are two points above the drop zone. The next goal Alex concedes will be the 70th of the campaign, they kept a clean sheet in a vital home game against Crawley on Good Friday but during March they conceded three at Bristol City, four at Rochdale and five at Preston. They did of course win at Bramall Lane in dramatic late circumstances last month, showing that on their day the well known footballing style of the Cheshire side can see them upset the odds.
Spireites are seeking a fourth straight win.
Goalkeepers Aaron Chapman (ankle) and Myles Wright (hernia) are both out and loan man Jon Flatt picked up a training injury prior to the trip to Somerset, so the manager will be crossing his fingers for Tommy Lee to come through the game unscathed.