CHESTERFIELD: John of them will be down by teatime on Saturday

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Either Sheridan’s Spireites or Coleman’s Rochdale will lose their League One status at the B2net Stadium tomorrow.

Defeat for either side will mathematically condemn them to spending next season in the basement. A draw would also mean the same for the visitors.

A point or a win for Chesterfield will mean that the slender hold to League One will only continue if results involving Leyton Orient or Walsall go the way of Spireites, a win for Dale means the same.

Sheridan will be sweating on the fitness of Craig Westcarr and Jimmy Juan. Both were subbed in the 2-1 win at Hartlepool last weekend but both stand a better than even chance of being involved in the battle.

Danny Whitaker, who replaced Frenchman Juan, changed the game when he came on, scoring the equaliser and giving the Pools rearguard plenty to worry about. He’ll be hoping to start. Similarly Westcarr’s replacement, Scott Boden, provided the assist for Jordan Bowery’s winner and he too could be considered for a starting shirt.

The visitors were two down with 11 minutes to go at home to fellow strugglers Exeter City but they ended up winning the game to preserve their position in this section for at least another week.

Of the target teams, Orient will be the most nervous. They’ve lost their last five games, shipping 14 goals in the process, and host mid-table Yeovil Town who’ll be smarting after a 6-0 home hammering by Stevenage last time out.

Walsall, like the Os, seven points in front of Chesterfield, make the trip to Exeter who are a point behind Sheridan’s side, level with Rochdale.

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