CHESTERFIELD: Spireites must end Brewers hoodoo as they look for high fives

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CHESTERFIELD will be looking to make it five league wins in a row when Burton Albion come to town on Saturday.

Not since February 2010 has the team achieved a nap hand. Back then in John Sheridan’s first season, Chesterfield won six on the trot.

Morecambe (away) started the run and that 1-0 win was followed by wins over Lincoln City (H), Port Vale (A), Bury (H) and Darlington (A) before a 1-0 win at Crewe Alexander.

That run ended with a shock single-goal home defeat against Aldershot Town.

A win would have put the Spireites in second spot in the table. As it was, they remained fourth before falling away to finish eighth and outside the play-off zone.

Tommy Lee and Drew Talbot were the only current Spireites to start in the Aldershot game though Scott Boden was amongthe subs, showing just how much the squad has changed in less than three years.

To make it five wins, Chesterfield will have to reverse the recent trend of results against the Brewers.

A 5-1 away win in the Johnstone’s was followed by a 5-2 league win as the Spireites hammered Albion in their league early days.

But then a last-gasp equaliser earned Burton a 2-2 draw and in the three subsequent meetings, one in the FA Cup, the Staffordshire side have won them all.

Albion have won their last two games with just a single goal. Accrington Stanley were seen off on Sunday while a trip to Leicester City was earned when Gary Rowett’s men travelled to and overhauled Crewe in the FA Cup a week earlier.