SPIREITES host injury-hit Tranmere Rovers tonight at their newly named ‘Proact Stadium,’ with assistant manager Tommy Wright insisting the Capital One Cup is of vital importance to the club.
Wright said: “Any cup competition is high on our agenda, because the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy saved our season last year. It would’ve been a pretty poor season, but winning a trophy and the trip to Wembley will be in everyone’s memory.”
He added: “You could get Manchester United or Liverpool in the later rounds so that’s what you’ve got to look at and we’ll be giving it 100 per cent.”
Jordan Bowery or Craig Westcarr will partner Marc Richards up front.
Spireites beat Tranmere in last season’s JP Trophy, their first ever KO win against Rovers. The Merseysiders drew 1-1 in their final friendly at Port Vale on Saturday but saw their three main central defenders pick up injuries. Mark McChrystal picked up a groin strain, Ian Goodison a calf injury and Ash Taylor damaged his shoulder. Rovers finished the game with just nine men having used all of their substitutes.
Rovers are managed by Ronnie Moore. He was axed by Rotherham United after they were beaten 5-0 at home in March 2011.