LiveRecap: Chesterfield held to goalless draw by play-off rival Wrexham
Chesterfield travel to play-off rivals Wrexham today (3pm KO).
The Spireites will be aiming to get back to winning ways after two defeats and a draw from their last three.
Wrexham are sixth, one place and one point better off than Town.
This is the first of three away trips on the spin for the Blues with Bromley and Hartlepool United to follow after today’s visit to the Racecourse Ground.
Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will have all the build-up, team news, updates and reaction.
Wrexham v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES
Last updated: Saturday, 24 April, 2021, 21:29
- FT: Wrexham 0 v 0 Chesterfield
- Dominant Town slip to eighth after draw
- Danny Rowe makes his debut, Grant Smith recalled in goal
- G.Smith; Kerr, Gunning, Maguire; Carline, Weston, Oyeleke, Taylor; Clarke; Rowe, Mitchell. Subs: Yarney, Whelan, Mandeville, Tyson, Yussuf.
- Spireites appoint new first-team coach
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A good performance from Town today and they should have come away with all three points.
Plenty of positives to take.
Bromley away on Tuesday next up.
Four talking points from today
Chesterfield slipped out of the play-offs for the first time in a month despite an encouraging draw at Wrexham on Saturday.
Boss James Rowe said it was a ‘positive’ day for Chesterfield after collecting a point against play-off rivals Wrexham.
Final thoughts from fan writer Ben
I wouldn’t say that result is a particular injustice to either side, but I do think James Rowe’s men may be understandably frustrated that they weren’t able to a find a winner. They certainly had the better chances in the second half, and substitute Nathan Tyson could have had at least two goals in the latter stages. However, despite the potential frustration, I think it’s important to look at the positives from that performance. To be frustrated to have not beaten a side of Wrexham’s quality, particularly after a run of relatively poor performances, indicates that The Spireites are starting to move back in the right direction. Town also offered significantly more attacking threat today too, likely aided by the addition of Danny Rowe to their front line, and whilst they weren’t able to translate that into goals today, you have to feel it’ll come sooner rather than later if they put in similar performances on a regular basis. Overall, I said pre-match that today was a must-not-lose, and Chesterfield haven’t lost, so that has to be seen as a decent result in my opinion. Add to that an improved performance and whilst there is a slight sense of frustration at not securing three points, I think most Town fans will come away from that with a renewed sense of optimism going into the business end of the season. Of course, the wins will need to come soon, that’s four without a win for The Spireites now, but a solid display like that leaves you feeling it’ll be more a case of when, rather than if, they’ll turn it around and return to winning ways.
It finishes goalless
FT: Wrexham 0 v 0 Chesterfield
A much-improved performance by the Spireites and they really deserved all three points.
Reaction to follow.
Four minutes added
Whelan breaks down the left and feeds Rowe whose pass is perfect for Tyson, he connects with it well but it is straight at Lainton. That was the moment.
Six to go
Lainton parries Tyson’s shot from distance which took a deflection. 15 to go, 0-0.
Two changes - 72 mins
Double sub as Whelan and Tyson replace Clarke and Mitchell.
Grant Smith has to react at the last minute as Young’s inswinging cross bounces just in front of him. Good reactions to tip it over the bar.
OFF THE BAR!
Taylor hits the bar and then Kerr’s shot is blocked on the line. Town should be ahead now. They are really pushing here.
Drills in a free-kick from wide on the right, it is begging to be touched in but it evades everyone. Great ball. 0-0.
Mitchell gets on the end of a cross from Maguire from the left but he glances it wide. Chesterfield’s main threat is coming down that left flank.
Maguire almost gets on the end of Taylor’s great cross from the left.