Spireites start their first ever journey to Crawley Town this afternoon seeking their first three points on the road since the 2-1 win at Port Vale at the end of August.
Since then Paul Cook’s side have picked up just two points away from home, in the come from behind draw at Preston and the goalless stalemate at Crewe Alexandra; defeats at Doncaster Rovers, Bristol City, Colchester United and Walsall have been sandwiched inside those two draws.
However Chesterfield looked to have shaken off some of their lethargy as they’ve gone four games without defeat in league and cup. They now stand in mid-table, five points off the play-off zone and seven points above the drop zone, a position most supporters would have accepted at this stage when the season started.
Sam Morsy looks set to return after suspension with Ollie Banks likely to return to the bench to accommodate him.
John Gregory’s Crawley have drawn their last four League One games and during that time they’ve also lost a couple of games in the cup, indeed they’ve only won one in nine, a home game against Walsall last month.
Last weekend they came from two down to earn a draw at home to Scunthorpe United, scoring both of their goals in the final 15 minutes.
In Izale McLeod they have an experienced potential match winner whilst former Derby County centre back Dean Leacock, who has Premier League experience, will present a formidable barrier for Eoin Doyle and Spireites’ attacking midfielder to overcome.