Tomorrow’s visitors to the B2net Stadium, Tranmere Rovers, are a target team for John Sheridan’s Spireites.
Without a win in 2012, Rovers have slipped from the edge of the play-offs to the edge of the relegation zone. They’re seven points and seven places above Chesterfield, who are desperate for a win after two straight losses in which they’ve failed to score.
Sheridan knows the importance of the game. He said: “They’re all massive games now. You can get down, and we are down, we all felt we could get a result against Charlton to give us a big lift, but we didn’t. We don’t want to reflect on it too much, we want to get it out of our system as quickly as possible.
“It’s a massive game against Tranmere who are just getting dragged into it, so it’s important we try and get a good result. It’ll be a tough game, they’re a good team so we’ve got to try and get that positive result.”
Chesterfield beat them 4-3 in their JPT run to Wembley.
Definitely out are Jimmy Juan, Gregor Robertson and James Hurst whilst Drew Talbot rates himself as ’50-50.’
Mark Allott and Craig Westcarr both looked less than 100% in the 4-0 midweek loss against Charlton but could be in contention, as could Simon Ford whose knee doesn’t normally like two games in a week.
It’s goal power that has been lacking of late. Only Dean Morgan’s penalty winner against Sheffield Wednesday has troubled the scoreboard operators in the last five hours of football by Spireites, so Sheridan will be desperate to get that side of the team’s game working again.