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Huddersfield v Chesterfield

By Lauren Walton
August 9 2004

Many spireites will be making the trip to the newly named Galpharm stadium formerly known as the McAlpine. The terriers will be looking for their 2nd win of the season, after beating Stockport 3-2 at the weekend. They are currently in 4th place, whilst the Spireites are one place off the top.

Tuesday night matches donít usually bode well for the Spireites, but we will be looking to break this habit of a lifetime, looking for our second victory of the season, after beating Brentford 3-1 at the weekend. Allison looks definite to be out of this derby clash as he went off due to injury to his leg at the weekend! There has been no mention regarding Alan OíHare, I predict that he wonít therefore be making the trip to the Galpharm Stadium.

Carl Muggleton will be looking to keep a clean sheet, whilst the big question is, who will feature in the strike force. Caleb made an impressive start when he was brought on to replace the injured Allison, getting his second goal for the Spireites in his Chesterfield career. Tcham NíToya also scoring in the weekend victory, so many possibilities available to Roy, now that all of the strikers possess the ability to score. Something which we have lacked in previous seasons. I would expect Mark Debolla to start upfront regardless of who will be partnering him. My prediction is that Debolla and Folan will start, and if the teams are still deadlocked at half time or the Spireites canít break through then, Mcfarland could replace Caleb for Tcham. On the other hand, he could play all 3 strikers to have a more attacking style of play, with Caleb and Tcham upfront, with Debolla slotting in behind.

We already know that Huddersfield can score, as they got 3 at the weekend, 1 of them coming in the dying minutes of the game, to pinch it. The defence needs to be strong, the team needs to play as a team, individuals need to perform as Huddersfield will be by no means easy. There will also be the familiar faces, now playing for the opposition to be aware of. We all know what Chris Brandon can do, also not forgetting Rob Edwards ability either. Neither of which will be expecting a pleasant reception from the Spireites, weíre there to win, the points are for the taking, the choice is there, fight for the victory or prepare to be beaten.

The last time these two teams met, Huddersfield came out on top, with a 4-0 score line. The fourth goal coming on the 66th minute and there was no come back for the Blues. The Blues however will definitely not be wanting a repeat of this. I doubt Roy will make any changes to the team that won at the weekend, apart from who he will start with upfront. After all, if itís not broke, donít fix it!

My prediction: Chesterfield 1 Huddersfield 1
Mark Debolla the scorer

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