Chesterfield v Hartlepool United
Vanarama National League
Tuesday 26th November, 7.45pm
The Proact Stadium
Chesterfield come in to this evening's game at The Proact Stadium on the back of consecutive National League defeats to Chorley and Harrogate Town.
John Sheridan's men struggled during the early part of the
campaign and didn't pick up their first win of 2019/20 until their eleventhouting when they overcame Torquay United 1-0 on home turf.
They went on a run of three wins from four as September
turned in to October but they didn't manage to maintain that consistency andhave tasted victory just once in their last six in all competitions.
The Spireites currently lie 20th in the National
League table and will hope they can pick up form as the campaign moves towardsa potentially crucial Christmas schedule.
One To Watch
Mike Fondop has proved an astute signing since Chesterfield boss John Sheridan took the front man to The Proact Stadium during the summer.
The 25-year-old has already scored more National League
goals during 2019/20 than he managed last term, firing home his eighth of thecampaign during Saturday's 3-1 loss at Harrogate Town.
Head To Head
Tonight's game will be the 93rd competitive meeting between the two sides and Chesterfield have the edge historically having won on 42 occasions compared to Pools' 35 victories.
The last two encounters have finished 1-1, though Pools did
get the better of the Derbyshire outfit when they came to The Vic last seasonthanks to Nicky Featherstone's goal.
Pools have drawn on their last two visits to The Proact
Stadium but they did win there back in 2011 when goals from Paul Murray andJames Poole (2) ensured a 3-2 triumph.
Pools 1 Chesterfield 1
Tuesday 24th September 2019
Pools: Killip, Kioso, Raynes, Richardson, Kitching, Mafuta, Kennedy, Hawkes (Noble 78), Holohan (James 88), Kabamba, Toure.
Subs not used: Cunningham, Crichlow-Noble, Bale.
Chesterfield: Jalal, Yarney, Evans, Hollis, Rowley, Weston, Wedgbury, Wakefield (Mandeville 76), Nepomuceno, Denton, Fondop (Boden 57).
Subs not used: Coddington, Sheridan, McGlashan.
On The Whistle
Martin Woods will take charge of his fourth Pools game tonight when we make the trip to Chesterfield but it will be his first of the current campaign.
The official is in to his second season on the National
League's list of referees and last term he oversaw our 1-1 draws with AldershotTown and Letyon Orient at Victoria Park.
Woods was also the man in the middle for last season's 1-0
defeat at Wrexham, during which he showed a red card to Pools skipper AndrewDavies.
We'll be providing live online commentary of tonight's game here on the Official Website – and you can listen in for FREE no matter where you are in the world.
Mark Simpson will be on-air at The Proact Stadium from
7.35pm and he will be joined by former Premier League referee Jeff Winter forfull live coverage.
Pools fans can buy online in advance or get their tickets at The Proact Stadium prior to kick-off in this evening's game.