Stick with Spireites

Our League Two expert Nick Hext is backing Chesterfield again when they travel to Accrington on New Year's Day.

Last Updated: 31/12/12 at 08:24 Post Comment   

Paul Cook can win at former club Accrington.

Paul Cook can win at former club Accrington.

Football managers normally get praise for consistent selection and I will try the same approach by backing Chesterfield to win away for the third game in a row.

The 2-0 victory at Port Vale at the start of the month provided profit but there was disappointment as they fell to a 3-0 defeat against Southend in their final game before Christmas.

That's the only loss in eight League Two games for the Spireites so there is no need to get too downhearted ahead of the New Year's Day fixtures.

Accrington is the destination for Paul Cook's men on the first day of 2013 and that provides a great chance to pick up three points.

The 4-1 defeat at Rotherham made it nine games without a win for Stanley and Cook can create more problems for the club he left in October.

Leam Richardson is now the man in charge at the Crown Ground and knows there is work to do in the January transfer window after a slide down the standings.

Chesterfield are in much better shape as they sit just outside the play-offs and the return of Jack Lester from suspension provides a further option in attack.

Goalkeeping coach Mark Crossley was only looking at the positives after Saturday's 1-1 draw with Morecambe and there is no fear ahead of the journey to Accrington.

"We can't fault the way they have been working for us of late." he told the club's official website.

"We're going to recover properly now and hopefully go to Accrington and win the game.

"The effort and professionalism that the players are putting in at the moment; we can't ask for any more."

Get with the 8/5 for the away win to see Cook smiling on the journey home from his former club.


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