Chesterfield vs Scunthorpe by Isaiah
Chesterfield won 3-0 at home against Port Vale, opening the score in the first 15 minutes, and then scoring two more goals in ten minutes into the second half. This was the fourth win in six games and Chesterfield counts only one defeat in their last 13 games, beign one of the most in form in the league at this moment. They already won against Scunthorpe in mid of September with the score of 4:1 for the league.
Coach Paul Cook stated that he is extremely pleased with the appearance of his team, saying that almost all his players played very well and the only negative fact was that they did not scored more goals. Regarding the growing rumours about the best players sales, he said that he cannot stop it, but their goal is to make it possible to keep the good players they have, since they do not want to strengthen other teams of the league. Good news for Chesterfield as key midfielder Jimmy Ryan (25 games, 2 goals) and key defender and captain of the team Ian Evatt (23 games) are both back to action.
Scunthorpe is still in a very good period since they remain undefeated for eleven consecutive games, achieving six victories at this time. Their latest game was away to Walsall where they won with the impressive 1-4. They are still low in the league table but they played the fewer games than any other team in the league till now. Anyway, Walsall had big complaints from the referee to this game, and certainly Scunthorpe did not won as easy shows the final score.
Now things are little bit different as Scunthorpe has to face many problems for tonight's FA Cup game. Attacking midfielder Dave Syers, striker Rory Fallon, striker Billy Kee, striker Luke Williams, striker Lyle Taylor, midfielder Hakeeb Adelakun and midfielder Sean McAllister, are all out of the squad for different reasons. At least defender Eddie Nolan and midfielder Isaiah Osbourne are back in action.
Chesterfield in great form, managed to turn the first game away to Scunthorpe from 2:0 to 2:2 in the second half, they are in some great form at the moment, and they already won against Scunthorpe 4:1 to the league. I think that they can take advantage of Scunthorpe squad problems tonight and get the ticket to the next FA Cup round, breaking the negative head to head record against Scunthorpe.