Two second half goals from Niall Canavan and Paddy Madden sent Chesterfield to defeat. Spireites put in a decent first half show but were undone from a corner and then conceded a late killer goal as they pushed to level.
Paul Cook made five changes to his starting XI in a bid to avoid a third consecutive defeat, returning to his favoured formation.
Ian Evatt was forced out after losing consciousness briefly towards the end of Saturday’s loss at home to lowly Orient.
Onto the bench went fellow centre half Charlie Raglan, winger Mark Duffy plus strike duo Caolan Lavery and Armand Gnanduillet.
Skipper Sam Hird returned after serving a one match ban for his red card against Preston whilst new striker Byron Harrison was given the starting shirt up front on his own as the manager reverted to 4-2-3-1 for the first time in 2015.
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