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New Season, New Team: Chesterfield

8 June 2017

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As part of our countdown to fixture release day on Wednesday 21st June, we take a look at some of our new opponents in 2017/18. Next up: Chesterfield.

Who are this lot then?

Chesterfield are a team looking to make an immediate return to Sky Bet League One following relegation last season. 

The Spireites have made four additions to their squad so far this summer, with striker Gozie Ugwu (Woking), defenders Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe) and Bradley Barry (Swindon) and goalkeeper Joe Anyon (Scunthorpe).

How did they get on last season?

A 3-1 Easter Monday defeat at Scunthorpe United confirmed Chesterfield's relegation to League Two after a three-year stay in the third tier. 

The Spireites finished the season in bottom position, with 37 points from 46 games (W 9, D10, L27)

Who’s the boss?

Former Wigan boss, Gary Caldwell was appointed as manager of Chesterfield in January 2017 after the Spireites and Danny Wilson parted company.

After a successful playing career in both Scotland and England, Caldwell has one promotion to his name in management, after guiding Wigan to the League One title in 2016. 

Chesterfield's relegation was Caldwell's second as a manger, and has won two of his first 19 games in charge at the Proact Stadium.

What happened last time?

Wanderers demolished Chesterfield with a five-star performance to book their place in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup when the sides last met in December 2016. 

First-half goals from Paul Hayes and Scott Kashket set them on the right path and the hosts collapsed after midfielder Jon Nolan was sent off, with Kashket going on to complete a memorable hat-trick whilst Anthony Stewart also added his name to the scoresheet. 

What’s their ground like?

The Proact Stadium is a 10,000 all seater stadium which opened July 2010. It is situated on the outskirts of the town at Whittington Moor.

Away fans are housed in the North Stand of the Stadium.

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