Harrogate Town News

Chesterfield Preview

Town return to action at The CNG Stadium after last Saturday’s thrilling 3-3 draw away to Bromley and face a Chesterfield side looking to reverse recent fortunes.

Despite the disappointment of not coming away with the victory last week, the point saw us maintain our place in the playoff positions and keep in touch with those sides at the top of the table.

An excellent run of form with just one defeat in 11 games has propelled Town up the table and well-positioned for a promotion push as the half-way point of the 2019/20 season approaches.

Chesterfield were one of the more favoured sides to achieve promotion this season, but  have again found it tough going in the National League.

A slow start to the season was checked with three successive wins at the end of October, but a defeat to bottom of the table Chorley last weekend leaves them once again precariously placed on the fringes of the relegation zone.

Manager John Sheridan, who took over from Martin Allen last January for his second spell in charge at the club, brought in eight players in the summer.

Despite the mixed results he has seen an immediate impact from one of these new arrivals, with former Wrexham man Mike Fondop hitting the net eight times in striking up a profitable partnership with Scott Boden.

This week also saw Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Liam Shaw joining the club on loan.

Town had the upper hand in matches last season, the debut campaign for both sides in the National League, drawing 1-1 at home with a last-minute Aaron Williams strike before coming away with a 1-0 win at the Proact Stadium.


Manager Simon Weaver will again be without the suspended Jon Stead and injured Lloyd Kerry but otherwise has a full squad to select from, with George Smith set to face his former side.

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By Danny Pugsley

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