Martin Allen says supporter affection for the traditional pre-season friendly at Matlock Town may lead to the game taking place after all.
Some fans were upset at the game’s absence from Chesterfield’s pre-season fixture list.
But Allen told the Derbyshire Times: “It was quite late in the day to get the games organised, normally that would be done in January or February.
“I’ve heard the Matlock game is usually a favourite for fans so we’ll be contacting them to see if we can arrange a game at Matlock.
“We weren’t aware, but apparently it’s a good friendly to have.”