There are two possible events that will mean the Spireites could win promotion before they kick another ball in anger.
Firstly, on Good Friday, third placed Wycombe Wanderers visit Torquay United, two positions below them in the middle of the play-off mix. If the Wycombe fail to win, Chesterfield’s step up to League One will be confirmed.
Should that not resolve the maths, on Easter Saturday, with a 1pm kick-off, fourth-placed Shrewsbury Town make the short trip to Hereford United. Again, a failure to win by Graham Turner’s side against his previous club will mean Chesterfield are up. The home side are unbeaten in four and have kept clean sheets in all of those games, including a 3-0 win over Spireites, confirming they’ll be no pushovers.
Should both Wycombe and Shrewsbury win their respective games, a single point for John Sheridan’s men in their 3pm kick-off game on Saturday will suffice.
Regardless of those two results, should Bury lose at home to Lincoln on Friday, a win at the Kassam Stadium for Chesterfield will also clinch them the Championship. However that issue is more likely to run over to Easter Monday when Bury visit the B2net, with a home win, regardless of what’s gone on before, sealing the trophy.
There are no fresh injuries for Spireites, though defender Gregor Robertson underwent surgery yesterday on his achilles tendon.