Promotion can come today for Spireites

On the brink: John Sheridan's side has been top of the league since the beginning of the year.
On the brink: John Sheridan's side has been top of the league since the beginning of the year.
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No game for Chesterfield today, so all Spireites eyes will be on the match at Plainmoor, Torquay United against Wycombe Wanderers.

Any result other than a Wycombe win will ensure the maths about promotion for John Sheridan’s side become redundant.

Wanderers are currently 11 points behind Chesterfield with four games to go, so a draw would reduce their maximum available haul from the final quartet of games to 10 points.

Not enough to catch Spireites who play at Oxford United tomorrow.

Paul Buckle’s Gulls, unbeaten in eight, will be desperate for the points in their bid to secure a play-off spot, they’re one of four teams locked on 65 points, so they can’t afford a slip up.

Their final two games are at home to Chesterfield and away at Rotherham United, two very tricky games, making a maximum this afternoon vital for their chances. Wycombe are unbeaten in six but the last three have been draws meaning their hopes of the title have all but evaporated and a top three final placing has become their sole aim.

Should Wycombe win, Spireites’ attention will turn towards tomorrow’s 1pm kick-off game between Hereford United and Shrewsbury Town, where the same sort of equation exists.

Any result other than a Shrews win will cement promotion for Chesterfield.

If all else fails, a point for Sheridan’s men at Oxford will do the job and then, on Easter Monday, victory over Bury would clinch the Championship, regardless of the myriads of other permutations and combinations that could come into play.

Chesterfield have been top of the league in every table produced in 2011 so anything other than the title will now be seen as a disappointment.

Without doubt there’ll be a load of celebrating to be done if any one of the three key matches in the first part of the Bank Holiday weekend goes the way of Sheridan’s men, the League Two Champions elect.