Fleetwood preview: Ched's fitness, the form guide, betting and a referee who has shown four reds this season

Chesterfield are hoping star striker Ched Evans will be fit for a return to action after limping out of Sunday's derby game.

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 7:17 am
Updated Thursday, 17th November 2016, 3:18 pm
Chesterfield FC v Fleetwood Town, Ched Evans

The Welshman suffered an ankle injury in the second half against his former club Sheffield United, but there’s optimism at the Proact that he will be fit to start against Fleetwood Town.

Evans made his comeback from a previous injury against the Cod Army last month after a surprise inclusion on the bench following the conclusion of a trial that found him not guilty of rape.

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He played the final 30 minutes of that game but was unable to stop Town losing 1-0.

That was the first defeat Chesterfield have suffered at the hands of Fleetwood in six outings.

The last time they went to Highbury Stadium Sylvan Ebanks-Blake scored the only goal of the game.

Uwe Rosler’s men are undefeated in their last three home games, while Chesterfield haven’t won on the road at all in League One this season.

David Ball is Fleetwood’s top goalscorer in league action with six to his name.

On Tuesday night Fleetwood handed boss Rosler a 48th birthday present with a 4-1 extra-time win over Southport in the FA Cup.

Fleetwood and Chesterfield have similar disciplinary records so far this season, the Spireites earning 26 yellows, Fleetwood taking one caution more and a red card.

Sebastian Stockbridge is the referee for Saturday’s game.

He was the man in charge when Wolves Under 23s came to the Proact in the EFL Trophy, sending off Ethan Ebanks-Landell for a wild lunge.

That was one of four red cards he’s shown this season.