With most of the League One programme succumbing to the weather at the weekend, all Spireites’ eyes were on the Sheffield clubs.
United’s home win against Wycombe Wanderers was a welcome result but Exeter City’s come-from-behind win against the Owls wasn’t what B2net connections had hoped for.
The Grecians’ two free-kicks put them seven points clear of John Sheridan’s bottom placed side though Wycombe sit in the first ‘safe’ place, just three points in front and Spireites have a game in hand.
Tomorrow night brings a set of fixtures that could change the shape of the bottom quite considerably. Scunthorpe United host Rochdale - they are the two sides immediately above Chesterfield - whilst Wycombe are at home to Yeovil, who sit one place ahead of them.
Fourth bottom Walsall have a tricky trip to Oldham as do Exeter, who travel to Notts County.
Chesterfield make the short trip to mid-table Bury looking to complete a win double over Richie Barker’s side. Shakers almost shocked leaders Charlton in their last game. Spireites scheduled weekend visitors had to score an equaliser deep into stoppage time to earn a home point against Bury on the last day of January.
One man who’ll not be featuring for Bury is striker Shaun Harrad, who scored on his Millers debut at the start of a month’s loan at the DVS.
Giles Coke, on loan from Hillsborough, picked up a knock in the game at the Valley but is expected to be fit but David Worrall (groin) looks less likely to make the starting line-up for Shakers.
Defender Efe Sodje is rumoured to have prepared a special bandana to wear having notched up his 500th league game in the trip to South London.
The weekend postponement increases the chances of Craig Westcarr (ankle) being involved for Spireites and has also given a few days extra for Mark Allott and James Hurst to recover from knocks picked up in the defeat at Carlisle United.
Bury’s pitch is bound to be in a less than perfect state. They share Gigg Lane with FC United of Manchester though neither side has played a home game in February.