Chesterfield: Where are Spireites’ missing 1,000 fans?

Chesterfield fans celebrate .
Chesterfield fans celebrate .

Chesterfield chairman Dave Allen has every right to feel chuffed with his team after they secured the League Two championship.

But there is one thing sticking in his craw - that’s the crowd attendance levels at the Proact stadium.

Captain Ian Evatt

Captain Ian Evatt

The Spireites attracted 9,037 for the title-winning match against Fleetwood Town, last Saturday.

That compares with their first home match of the season when only 5,367 turned up for a match against Cheltenham Town.

Allen wrote in the final programme of the campaign: “With the standard of football we play and our league position throughout the year, I would have expected at least 1,000 more supporters per game. I hope that in the off season you regulars can drum up a little more support for next season, because looking at League One for next season, I think there will be some real away support for six or seven of our games.”

Spireites were the division’s fourth best supported team, behind Portsmouth, Plymouth and Bristol Rovers.

Chesterfield v Fleetwood Town. Players celebrate after Chesterfield won the League 2 Championship

Chesterfield v Fleetwood Town. Players celebrate after Chesterfield won the League 2 Championship

Chesterfield v Fleetwood Town. Fans celebrate after Chesterfield won the League 2 Championship

Chesterfield v Fleetwood Town. Fans celebrate after Chesterfield won the League 2 Championship

Chesterfield v Fleetwood Town. Chesterfield are crowned League 2 Champions. Captain Ian Evatt lifts the trophy

Chesterfield v Fleetwood Town. Chesterfield are crowned League 2 Champions. Captain Ian Evatt lifts the trophy