Chesterfield v Town

Huddersfield Town story posted by Peter MacGibbon on 11/03/2005
We haven?t won away from the Galpharm this year. Now is the time we must start winning if we are to retrieve something from the season. I think our aim now has to be to finish nearer to the play off places than the relegation zone. Blackpool?s win on Tuesday has pushed us down into 15th place in the table.Chesterfield v Town

The Spireites are sitting two places and two points above us. Interestingly, to balance up our dismal away record, they haven?t won at home this year! When we played them in our second match of the season it was a 0 ? 0 draw, both sides missing chances. Over the last eight matches they have picked up 11 points compared with our 10. Pretty mediocre for both of us, but well matched.

We do have the luxury of a full squad to pick from, including Andy Booth, and no players in danger of suspension on the back of yellow cards since the deadline has passed. Garfield?s article indicates that with so many ex Chesterfield players in our squad and on the coaching staff there could be plenty of ?needle? at Saltergate!

Over the years we have lost 4 out of 8 of our away matches although we did beat Chesterfield at Saltergate 4-0 in the FA Cup in 1929. I seem to recall that we had quite a useful team in those days!

For the Spireites ths week Caleb Foran is still suspended but Wayne Allison and Aidan O?Hare will probably be back in action after minor injuries which caused them to miss last week?s Torquay match. Adam Smith will probably still be out following his cartilage op. N?Toya, their top scorer with 7 goals, should be back from suspension. Jamie McMaster, the Australian, who performed well on loan last season, is now a true Spireite, signing on a ?free? from Leeds.

Attitude may make the difference on Saturday. When I trawled various Chesterfield web sites and forums they seemed to be treating the upcoming match as a meaningless mid-table match with nothing much depending on the outcome. Although we are behind them in the league many of our supporters still harbour hopes of a play-off spot. If our players have the same attitude, and put in a full 90 minutes, this is a match we can win.


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