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Thursday, 28 October 2010

Stevenage vs Chesterfield preview

Leaders aim to keep winning run going

League Two leaders Chesterfield will be looking to record their fourth straight win when they visit Football League new boys Stevenage on Saturday.

Having survived a remarkable fight back against Shrewsbury last week, winning 4-3 after being 4-0 up with ten minutes left, Chesterfield will not have it easy when they face a Stevenage side that has only conceded 12 goals in 13 games.

Graham Westley’s side have made an impressive start to their first season in the Football League, currently sitting eighth; one point behind the play-offs.

But they will arguably face their toughest test to date against the league’s top scorers. 

And Chesterfield manager John Sheridan admitted it would not be easy, saying:  "We won’t be taking our foot off the pedal, we have another tough game at the weekend against Stevenage and my mind is set on getting another three points from that game.

"Winning matches brings confidence and we have to win as many games as we can as quickly as possible and get ourselves in a healthy position.”

Last week, Stevenage were held to a 0-0 draw at Morecambe and afterwards Westley said: “"It was a game where there were few clear-cut chances.

"I thought that if anyone was going to win it was probably us. We probably edged the game. They will be pleased to go away with the draw and we will be disappointed."

Midfielder Jay O’shea is expected to make is Stevenage debut after signing from Birmingham on loan while Chesterfield have a fully fit squad to pick from.

Westley added: “Jay is a quality young player, he was top scorer when he was at Galway United so hopefully he can bring that form here.

Stats Box

League Position
Goals scored
Goals conceded
Top Scorer
Chris Holroyd (5)
Craig Davies (9)
Last mach
0-0 vs Morecambe
4-3 vs  Shrewsbury

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