SPIREITES: Chesterfield FC v Bradford City match preview

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Chesterfield look to end a rollercoaster of a week on a high this Saturday when their focus returns to League One.

A FA charge for allegedly fielding an ineligible player took the gloss off victory over MK Dons and a place in the prestigious third round draw.

And, while club and supporters nervously await a personal hearing at Wembley Stadium on Monday, attentions turn to the visit of Bradford City in the league.

The player at the centre of matters, Georg Margreitter, is available for selection ahead of the scheduled return to his parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The on loan defender lined up alongside Charlie Raglan at Stadium MK in the absence of skipper Ian Evatt, who could be back in contention after a head injury.

Evatt and Sam Hird played in the midweek Derbyshire Senior Cup win over Graham Street Prims in a game which also saw Ritchie Humphreys, Dan Gardner and Rommy Boco feature for a Spireites X1.

Chesterfield will also assess the fitness of Jimmy Ryan after the midfielder picked up an ankle knock towards the later stages at MK Dons. Dan Jones serves the second of his three-match ban.

The Spireites will be looking to continue a recent up turn in form, four without defeat in the league after a disappointing October that threatened to undo a promising start to the season.

Saturday’s opponents at the Proact Stadium have followed suit with a handful of defeats in a bleak October, the Bantams are unbeaten in three league matches - six in all - including a win at Preston.

They had no problem advancing in to the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday when they beat non-league Dartford 4-1 on home soil.

There will be a return to north Derbyshire for keeper Jordan Pickford who spent time on loan at Alfreton Town last year.


Chesterfield (4-4-2 v MK Dons): Lee; Darikwa, Raglan, Margreitter, Clucas; O’Shea, Morsy, Ryan, Roberts; Gnanduillet, Doyle

Bradford (4-4-2 v Dartford): Williams; Darby, Davies, McArdle, Meredith; Morais, Liddle, Knott, Yeates; Clarke, Stead