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16 November 2012

We look forward to United's trip to the Spireites


We look ahead to tomorrow's big game at Chesterfield.

Team News

United hope to have Alfie Potter available again after a hamstring problem caused him to miss the last two games. The striker will be assessed today but Manager Chris Wilder hopes to include him in the travelling party:

"He has trained for the last couple of days and we will wait and see if there’s any reaction and leave it as late as possible" Chris told Yellow Player. "That’s a decision that myself, the physio, the fitness conditioner and Alfie have got to make. 

"It has been a blow because we have had two home games and when you’re at home you want your so-called flair players and I’m sure that Alfie would have added to our team, especially in the form he has been."

Tom Craddock is expected to be fit to play up front but fellow forward Deane Smalley, formerly of Chesterfield, suffered a set back this week. Having missed the last few weeks with a groin injury Deane had an operation yesterday and is likely to be out of action until at least Christmas.

There has been better news on the training ground though with Michael Duberry stepping up his recovery after a neck problem and edging closer to a return.

The Opposition 

Chesterfield's new manager Paul Cook is hoping to have some of his senior players back after injury. Keeper Tommy Lee and striker Marc Richards and centre half Liam Cooper have all been missing recently and 19-year-old Brighton forward Ben Dickenson is in line for a first start after scoring as a sub during his first loan game last time out.

Former Accrington boss Cook admits that it will take him a while to get things right at the Spireites:

"We are there, both club's are there. Oxford have got some fantastic players, again, had a lot of injuries and it does affect clubs. We know first hand, it's affected us. We don't like being 18th in the league and the only thing you can do about it is to start winning games quickly."

"I'm not asking them [fans] to be patient forever, I'm not sitting in front of people saying we've got a five year plan, the famous one, we're asking just be patient for a short period of time where we get to see everyone in the squad.

"We will get things wrong in the immediate, we're still learning about players at the club, we want to bring players in that compliment the players we have got."


United supporters have been allocated seats in the Rubicon North Stand. Please note that this game IS NOT all ticket but we strongly advise all our fans to purchase tickets in advance of the game. Tickets are available to buy from the ticket office until 4.00pm on Friday November 16th.

Prices are as follows:

Adults £18.00

Over 65’ £12.00

15-17 Year Olds £12.00

14 & Under £8.00

Ambulant disabled supporter’s prices as above (inc free PA)

Wheelchair supporters should contact Chesterfield’s Disability Liaison Officer Melanie Cooper on 01246 209765 to secure their place for this game.

TRAVEL (135 miles from Oxford)

From the M1, leave the motorway at Junction 29. At the roundabout take the second exit A617 onto the dual carriageway for 7 miles or so. At the end of the A617 get in the right hand lane and at the roundabout take the 4th exit the A61 north dual carriageway. At the next roundabout take the first exit at the Tesco's roundabout.  At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit and drive along the B6057 Sheffield Road. You should be able to see the ground on your left just past Tesco's entrance.

Travel details supplied by 

Street Parking:

Chesterfield Football Club asks that supporters travelling by car do so by parking in appropriate places and be respectful to the needs of the club's neighbours.  The following is a list of residential streets the club asks fans to avoid parking on.

Lockford Lane, James Street, Holme Road, William Street, Sanforth Street, Nelson Street, Grove Road, Pottery Lane (residential section), King Street North, Shaw Street, Park Lane, Ormsby Road, Ludham Close and Ludham Gardens, Greenside Avenue, Glenfield Crescent, Thorndene Close.


Departure Times: Stadium 10.00am, Ice Rink 10.15am

Fares: Adult Member £16.00, Adult Non-Member £18.00

          Junior Member £14.00, Junior Non-Member £16.00

The Odds 

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United are currently 5/2 to win, with the draw 12/5 and Chesterfield 7/5.


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1 - 1    13/2

2 - 1    11/1

1 - 0    10/1

2 - 0    18/1

0 - 0    12/1

2 - 2    14/1

3 - 1    28/1

3 - 0    54/1

3 - 2    33/1


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Odds correct at time of writing


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