Chesterfield will be seeking a fifth straight league win, at home to Burton Albion tomorrow.
Last week’s 2-0 win at Port Vale lifted Spireites into the top ten and within a couple of points of the play-off zone.
Albion sit one place and one point above Paul Cook’s side having beaten Accrington Stanley 1-0 last Sunday.
The performance at second-placed Vale was the team’s best 90 minutes of the season as they outplayed the league’s top scorers for just about the entirety of the game.
Cook, on the short-list for November’s Manager of the Month Award, has already demonstrated his ‘keep a winning side’ credentials, so it’s unlikely that there will be any substantial changes to his Spireites line-up for tomorrow’s game.
That means that fans’ hero Jack Lester will again have to be content with a spot on the bench whilst Marc Richards continues to act as the sole striker.
Behind the spearhead will be the experienced Luis Boa Morte together with in-form Tendayi Darikwa and, set for his home debut, Man of the Match in the Port Vale win, Jay O’Shea.
Mark Randall slotted into a central role alongside Sam Togwell whilst the back four, ahead of goalkeeper Tommy Lee, has been picking itself of late.
On a day when eight of the division’s top ten play each other, Cook is desperate to keep the run going.
He said the last few days have been good, despite the weather: “The lads are training well, the attitude and application around the club has been terrific ahead of a busy Christmas period that can set clubs up.
“We will focus 100 per cent on what goes on over Christmas and into the New Year because we want to put ourselves into a position that makes us strong. By focusing on what we do, we’ve got every chance of doing that.”