Chesterfield: A day for Ernie Moss

Ernie Moss
Ernie Moss

The Spireites host Port Vale tomorrow on a day dedicated to a hero of both clubs, Ernie Moss.

Moss, 65, now suffering from a rare form of dementia called Pick’s Disease, won two Championships with Chesterfield and also helped Vale win promotion.

He will be presented to the crowd along with former team mates such as Kevin Randall, Sean O’Neill, Les Hunter, Phil Brown, Phil Walker and Andy Kowalski.

Vale, managed by former Spireites and Blades defender Rob Page, have won three of their last four games to climb to 8th spot in the table, level on points with Chesterfield.

Sub Colin Daniel nicked a last minute winner for Vale last time out as they beat Gillingham 2-1.

The visitors will be without top scorer Tom Pope but former Chesterfield target Dany N’Guessan is expected to continue his good run of form for Vale.

Following the humdinger of a 2-2 draw in the FA Cup at Scunthorpe on Tuesday, subs Jay O’Shea, who scored the equaliser, and raider Dan Gardner, who was virtually unplayable after coming off the bench, will be hoping for another time to shine.

Dan Jones will also be hoping for a recall after not starting since his red card at Crawley at the end of November.

Paul Cook will have to decide whether to stick to the 4-4-2 formation used in the last seven games with considerable success or revert to his favoured 4-2-3-1.

The form of Armand Gnanduillet of late means it’d be a very difficult decision to leave him out whilst sought after 22 goal striker Eoin Doyle in a nailed on starter.