24 February 2024
Bromley are back on the road this weekend as they face a trip to Derbyshire to take on Chesterfield as they hope to return to winning ways.
Last Time Out:
Neil Smith’s side shared the points with Yeovil Town on Saturday after Rhys Murphy headed in a late equaliser following Frankie Raymond’s 65th minute opener from the spot.
It was a similar story for the Spireites too as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw away at Aldershot Town on Saturday. Ethan Chislett opened the scoring from the spot for the hosts before Scott Boden equalised five minutes into the second half. However, the Shots hit back soon after through Jack Powell before Tom Denton popped up with a late equaliser to clinch a point.
A Look At The Opposition:
Rewind to August 2016 and Chesterfield were beginning their third season in League One following promotion in 2014.
However, the Spireites endured back-to-back relegations which cost them their EFL status before finishing 15th in the National League last season.
Chesterfield will be hoping to avoid the drop again this time around but currently find themselves 22nd and a win or draw tomorrow could lift them above the relegation zone.
The Spireites, who haven’t won in their last five, have tasted victory on three occasions at the Proact Stadium this season.
The Ravens travel to the Proact Stadium tomorrow, a ground which was opened in 2010 and has an all-seater capacity of 10,504.
Who’s In Charge?
This season marks John Sheridan’s first full campaign after returning as Chesterfield boss back in January.
The 55-year-old first took charge of the Spireites in 2009 and went on to clinch the League Two title and the EFL Trophy in his three years at the helm.
Sheridan began his managerial career at Oldham Athletic where he spent eight years at the club before his first spell at Chesterfield.
He then went on to take charge of Plymouth Argyle and Newport County before returning to Oldham for a short stint in 2016.
Sheridan then left for Notts County before he took the reins at Fleetwood Town but lasted just four months before moving to Carlisle United in 2018, his last club before returning to Chesterfield.
As a player, Sheridan began his career at Manchester City before making over 200 appearances in seven years at Leeds United.
He then signed for Nottingham Forest in 1989 before going on to become a League Cup winner with Sheffield Wednesday.
After a short spell on loan at Birmingham and Bolton, Sheridan eventually signed for the latter, where he won the First Division in 1997.
He then joined Doncaster Rovers before finishing his career in 2004 whilst at Oldham.
Sheridan also made 34 appearances for Republic of Ireland.
The Ravens will be hoping for a bit of déjà vu this weekend as they came out on top in their last meeting with Chesterfield, winning 2-1 in September.
Michael Cheek netted either side of a 72nd minute Liam Mandeville goal to seal all three points at Hayes Lane.
Top Scorer: Scott Boden
With nine goals to his name, forward Scott Boden is the Spireites leading scorer so far this season.
The 29-year-old, who has bagged three in his last five games, scored at Aldershot at the weekend and will be hoping to add to his tally tomorrow.