Having been drawn at home in the FA Cup first round, Spireites now face three games at the B2net Stadium that will shape their season.
First up are bottom of the table Yeovil Town in a key League One game. Having picked up just one point from the last 21 available, John Sheridan’s fragile side’s confidence will be impaired even more if another failure comes along.
Following the Yeovil game, Tranmere Rovers come to Town (Wednesday November 9) for a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy game. There are just 16 teams left in the competition so the protagonists are all to get the sniff of a gala day out at Wembley which would produce a welcome financial boost.
On November 12, basement side Torquay United roll in to Chesterfield in the FA Cup. First round winners pick up £18,000 and second round victors a further £27,000. That would then lead to a potential money spinning third round tie. Chesterfield are overdue to beat a league side in the Cup. Not since the 1996-97 Quarter Final win over Wrexham has a Spireites side had the better of another member of the ‘92 club,’ only non-league teams have been beaten since!