SPIREITES: Chesterfield FC v Yeovil Town preview

Chesterfield vs Swindon - Gboly Ariyibi battles for the ball in the rain- Pic By James Williamson
Chesterfield vs Swindon - Gboly Ariyibi battles for the ball in the rain- Pic By James Williamson
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Chesterfield go in to Saturday’s home clash with Yeovil Town looking to put a recent run of bad results behind them.

After a promising start to League One, Spireites have won just one of their last nine games and have fallen away from the play-off picture.

Three consecutive defeats in the space of a week has served to only increase the need for Paul Cook’s Blues to start picking up points.

They will have to do it without skipper Ian Evatt, who will serve a one-match suspension for a fifth caution of the season on Tuesday night.

Sam Hird, Drew Talbot, Aaron Chapman are still on the sidelines through injury whereas Gary Roberts is still a doubt with a hamstring strain.

Charlie Raglan and Ritchie Humphreys were on the bench against Swindon Town and could be in the frame to slot in alongside Georg Margreitter.

Cook has options and may decide to move personnel around with Dan Jones, Sam Morsy and Oscar Gobern having all played there in their careers.

Whoever Cook decides on will be part of a defensive unit that will come up against one of the division’s lowest scorers in Yeovil Town.

Third from bottom Glovers, managed by Gary Johnson - father of former Spireite and Oldham Athletic boss Lee, have found the net just 12 times.

Saturday’s visitors to the Proact Stadium have lost five of their last six and have shipped 14 goals during that run - 26 in all this season.

Johnson has made moves to combat their defensive issues this week with the signing of right-back Jordan Clarke from Coventry City until January.

Aaron Martin went in the other direction for a month, whilst Ryan Inniss arrived from Crystal Palace in recent weeks on a month’s youth loan.

Following the 3-0 defeat to Rochdale last Saturday, Johnson said: “At this moment in time it doesn’t look like a strong enough group.

“I’m the one who has brought them in and I’m the one who has got to turn it around.”

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