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The Opposition Guide: Chesterfield

1 March 2016

A Look At Tonight's Opponents

Blackpool come up against Chesterfield for the second time this season tonight, looking to back up a 2-0 victory against them in September.

It will be The Seasiders first visit to The Proact Stadium, with the last meeting away from home coming at the Recreation Ground in 2007.

Below we take a look at the opposition:

THE MANAGER

Former Barnsley, Hartlepool and Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson was appointed Chesterfield manager on Christmas Eve, taking up a position previously occupied by Dean Saunders. The 56-year-old, who has two promotions on his CV, picked up his first victory at the start of January with a resounding 7-1 defeat of Shrewsbury Town. That is one of four games he has won since taking charge.

CURRENT FORM

Chesterfield's 2-1 win at Gillingham on Saturday extended their unbeaten run in the league to three games. Prior to taking seven points from the last nine, The Spireites lost fixtures against Wigan, Millwall and Peterborough. They currently sit on 37 points from 33 games this season, with 15 of them coming on home soil.

FAMILIAR FACES

Former Blackpool players Ian Evatt and Angel Martinez are now at Chesterfield, however the pair are currently sidelined due to injury.

Evatt picked up an Achilles injury prior to the New Year, while Angel has been out since September after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

KEY MAN

Former Birmingham City striker Lee Novak took his tally to 12 for the season on Saturday, with 11 of them coming in League One.

The 27-year-old, who has also played for Huddersfield Town in his career, has scored in his last three games operating from the left and helped his side to seven points in the process.

Fellow attacker Sylvain Ebanks-Blake has also been in fine form this season when fit, scoring 10 goals.

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