Chesterfield: Proact set for sell out with top six spot close

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Spireites’ match with champions Bristol City is set to be a sell-out as Chesterfield seek to finally clinch a top six spot.

Rochdale’s midweek win over Leyton Orient ensured the maths still needed to be sorted and, in short, Chesterfield need to match whatever Keith Hill’s side do on Saturday at home to MK Dons to bag a play-off position.

That scenario has prompted supporters to come in numbers to the Proact Stadium in a bid to witness Spireites clinch a tier three season extension for the first time ever.

Paul Cook will be without full-back Drew Talbot, his only outfield absentee, and he looks set to go with the same eleven that started the goalless draw at Oldham Athletic.

Steve Cotterill’s Robins clinched the title last weekend so will be fully relaxed for the trip.

However, their home draw with Coventry, a 13th unbeaten game, means they cannot reach the 100 point mark which had been a target of late, 99 being their best potential total.

Their last defeat was on February 21, a surprise 3-2 loss at relegation threatened Colchester United.

Spireites have declared the match a ‘True Blue Day’ and the club is encouraging all of their supporters to wear blue.

And many of City’s almost 2000 travelling band will be dressed as Wally from the Where’s Wally books, so a colourful afternoon is assured, with Chesterfield connections hoping they’ll be able to celebrate alongside the visitors.