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Chesterfield: The Factfile

26 April 2014

A look at Sunday's opponents

LAST RESULT: Dagenham & Redbridge 0-1 Chesterfield, SkyBet League 2, Monday 21st August

FORM (LAST TEN GAMES): Won: 4, Drawn: 4, Lost: 2

With Fleetwood failing to beat Southend on Saturday, Chesterfield know that a win will see them promoted back to League One after a two year absence.

A draw would not be enough to officially promote the Spireites, although their much superior goal difference to Fleetwood Town would make it all but official.

Sunday’s visitors will be in confident mod ahbead of the game, having been unbeaten in their last six games, but the Brewers know that a win will secure a top five finish, ensuring they are at home for the second leg of the play-offs.

THE GAFFER – PAUL COOK

Paul Cook has been manager of Chesterfield since October 2012, moving from fellow League 2 club Accrington Stanley.

After taking up his first job in management in 2006 with Southport, Cook has also managed in the Republic of Ireland with Sligo Rovers. In his time with Sligo, Cook secured a UEFA Cup place for the club, as well as winning the FAI Cup and League Cup.

He departed in February 2012 to join Accrington Stanley and guided them to 14th place in League Two. His stay at the Crown Ground lasted only eight months before moving to the Proact Stadium to lead Chesterfield’s push towards League One.

As a central midfielder, Cook also enjoyed a long playing career for the likes of Wigan Athletic, Wolves, Tranmere Rovers, Burnley and Accrington – for whom he was awarded a testimonial against Burnley – before retiring in 2006.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Burton Albion wins: 4

Draws: 2
Chesterfield wins: 3

 

LAST TIME WE MET:

Saturday 19th October 2013, SkyBet League 2, Proact Stadium

Chesterfield 0-2 Burton Albion

 

Adam McGurk’s early brace was enough to seal an impressive 2-0 win for the Brewers away at Chesterfield.

 

It didn’t take long for the striker to get off the mark as he notched after ten minutes, and doubled his tally only four minutes later to give Albion all three points against their promotion rivals.

 

ONE TO WATCH – EOIN DOYLE

Eoin Doyle is Chesterfield’s leading goalscorer this season as they ook to earn promotion to League One.

The 26 year-old Irishman has made 49 appearances in all competitions this season and has scored 13 goals, including strikes against Hartlepool, Dagenham and Exeter in his last three games.

He started his career at Sligo Rovers under current Chesterfield boss Paul Cook, and after earning a move to Scotland for Hibernian, Doyle spent two years at Easter Road and scored 11 goals in 57 appearances.

Once manager Paul Cook arrived at Chesterfield, he added Doyle to his squad for the second time in his career in the summer of 2013.


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