Chesterfield: Spireites hoping to continue happy hunting at York

Marc Richards quietly celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot against Plymouth by Tina Jenner Chesterfield v Plymouth Argyle

Marc Richards quietly celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot against Plymouth by Tina Jenner Chesterfield v Plymouth Argyle

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Chesterfield will be looking to build on Saturday’s battling win at Northampton Town tonight when they face York City in League Two.

Paul Cook’s side ran out comfortable 3-1 winners over the division’s basement club at Sixfields ahead of the trip to Bootham Crescent - which has proven to be a very happy hunting ground for the Spireites in years gone past.

Chesterfield are unbeaten in their last ten games at York’s home ground, a record which stretches back 23 years, and Cook’s side will be hoping to extend that proud run of results.

The last time the Spireites were on the receiving end of an away defeat to their Yorkshire opponents was a 4-0 reverse on April 21, 1990.

Chesterfield remain unbeaten in their last 17 matches - home or away - to York, with their last defeat coming at Saltergate on April 4, 1992.

And Cook’s current crop of players will go into tonight’s match full of confidence following a return to winning ways on Saturday.

Nigel Worthington’s York side will be no pushovers. They are unbeaten in their last seven in the league in front of their own supporters - a run which began with the 4-1 hammering of now league leaders Scunthorpe United. Two late goals for Hartlepool United saw York go down at Victoria Park - their only defeat in January.

Cook’s Spireites have only lost once in four this month away at promotion rivals Southend United.

Worthington has injury concerns over striking duo Ryan Bowman and Ryan Jarvis ahead of the clash after both picked up injuries on Saturday.

While Chesterfield have Marc Richards back following suspension. Drew Talbot remains out through injury.