Spireites poised for Preston challenge


Chesterfield FC face a JP Trophy northern semi-final clash at Preston on Tuesday.

Victory at Deepdale would leave John Sheridan’s men just a two-legged northern final away from a first visit to the new Wembley.

The Spireites, who sit bottom of League One, may have been generally disappointing this season, but their performances in the JPT have been memorable so far.

A thrilling second round 3-1 victory at Notts County, with the Blues down to ten men, was followed by a 4-3 roller-coaster triumph against Tranmere at the B2net, when a stoppage time header from Craig Westcar sealed the result.

Prices for the game at Deepdale have been slashed to £5 per person and all supporters U16 will be allowed in free if accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are on sale in advance while fans can also pay cash on the night.

Kick off time is 7.45pm.