Leading men look to entice rival supporters

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CHESTERFIELD are hoping to entice dissatisfied supporters of other clubs in the area to come to the B2net Stadium for tomorrow’s match with Morecambe.

With the taste of promotion in the air, media manager Geoff Mitchell proclaimed; “All football fans are welcome to join us, especially any disgruntled fans of other clubs who may not be enjoying their football right now. This is an exciting new era for the Spireites and time for football fans who live in the town to back their home town team; they now have no reason to go elsewhere.”

With second-placed Wycombe due on Tuesday, coach Mark Crossley is also backing the call. “We all know that football goes round in cycles and now it looks like it’s Chesterfield’s turn to enjoy some success,” he said.

“How good would it be if we can get the place rocking with a full house every match?”

John Sheridan will be without Mark Allott, Simon Ford, Dwayne Mattis and Dean Morgan for the game, though only Ford looks to be doubtful for next weekend’s trip to Cheltenham.

Jack Lester is likely to start ahead of Scott Boden, who’s performed admirably in the last two away games, in what could be the only change following the 1-0 win at Bradford City on Tuesday, though Danny Whitaker will be hoping to get a slot in midfield.

Morecambe, with no wins in nine, lost at Macclesfield in the week, leaving them looking nervously over their shoulders just six points above the drop zone. Sammy McIlroy’s side have three former Spireites on their books, keeper Barry Roche plus wingers Kevan Hurst and Adam Rundle.

The majority of games against Shrimps end in draws; the Spireites still seek a first ever home win over them.