Chesterfield have a blank midweek ahead of Friday night’s trip to Burton Albion.
The Brewers have had a lack of matches of late when other teams have been packing them in. Paul Peschisolido’s men have dropped into the bottom two but have played eight games less than fellow strugglers Stockport.
The fixture will be their first home game in League Two since New Year’s Day while it’s the start of four straight away games for the Spireites.
Assistant manager Tommy Wright will be hoping for a step up in effort following the home draw with Aldershot Town. He said: “The players have had a lot of plaudits this season, and rightly so, but they’ve got to take a bit of criticism now and take it on the chin. It wasn’t good enough in the second half. They’ve had a rollicking so we need to see how they bounce back.
“We need belief, determination and to not let complacency come into the game, because complacency definitely came into the Aldershot game in the second half. That was a big disappointment as we’ve rarely had to criticise the players this season. They’ve been first class. When we were battering teams at home, we were playing at a certain tempo for around 70 minutes out of the 90, but we didn’t do that this time.”