Chesterfield: Spireites set off on tough trio

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Chesterfield start off tomorrow on a tough three match spell which will test their unbeaten league record to the limit.

But come out of that trio of games unscathed and the Spireites will have equalled the club’s best-ever start to a league campaign.

Paul Cook’s side take on AFC Wimbledon at the Pro=Act Stadium tomorrow unbeaten in their opening six league games.

The club record for an unbeaten start stands at nine which was accomplished way back in season 1935/36 when that side finished champions of the old Third Division North.

There have been a number of unbeaten sixes to open a campaign, the most recent one being in 2007 and there was also one in 1997. There were two others, in 1957 and 1963.

Avoid defeat tomorrow and the current side will go joint second on seven which was accomplished in 1967.

Wimbledon - beaten once and 2-0 winners at York last week - arrive lying third in League Two and, a week tomorrow, Chesterfield head off to face the only other side currently unbeaten in League Two, Chris Wilder’s Oxford United.

They then get a local derby to savour when their old rivals Mansfield Town are the visitors, renewing acquaintance following last season’s promotion.

The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash at Mansfield has been fixed up for Tuesday, October 8 (7.45) and is all-ticket.