SPIREITES: Chesterfield bid to bounce back at Walsall

Colchester United vs Chesterfield - Sam Clucas is mobbed by teammates - Pic By James Williamson
Colchester United vs Chesterfield - Sam Clucas is mobbed by teammates - Pic By James Williamson
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Chesterfield FC travel to Walsall on Saturday looking to bounce back from mid-week disappointment at Colchester United.

Sam Clucas’ second goal in as many games put the Spireites ahead before Rhys Healey levelled shortly after the interval.

A late strike from Freddie Sears broke Chesterfield hearts and consigned the Spireites to their second defeat in three games.

It was a fourth loss of the league season for Chesterfield, who have only lost by the odd goal in all of those matches - MK Dons (1-0), Doncaster Rovers (3-2), Bristol City (3-2) and Colchester (2-1).

This last week has seen the Spireites slip out of the top six in the League One table, four points behind the play-off spots.

Walsall also conceded late at Crawley Town on Tuesday when Conor Henderson’s free-kick made it a third consecutive loss for the Saddlers.

All three defeats have been by the odd goal too, only Rochdale have beaten them by more in a 4-0 loss against Rochdale in September.

Saddlers, however, find themselves second from bottom, level on points with Scunthorpe United having shipped just 15 goals.

Only Peterborough United (14), Preston North End (11), Notts County (12) and Fleetwood Town (13) have conceded less.

Their problems come at the other end of the pitch, Walsall have only found the back of the net 11 times in 14 outings this season.

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