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Preview: Chesterfield v Promotion Chasing Bolton Wanderers

Parkinson and the boys head to a new ground for us this weekend

Scunthorpe United v Chesterfield FC - FA Cup Third Round Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images

On the back of Bolton Wanderers’ 4-0 thumping of Gillingham this past Monday, we head to Chesterfield.

The home side are amidst their third successive campaign at League One level, whereas as we know, Parky and the boys are in their first.

Languishing in 23rd place with just five wins from 21 games, you would be forgiven for thinking that the match represents a formality for Bolton's in-form attackers, but as we know, football is never that simple.

Under the command of ex-Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday manager Danny Wilson, Chesterfield play at the Proact Stadium, a 10,504 seater stadium which was built in 2009 at a cost of £13m.

After beginning the season with two wins from three, the club has slumped to the wrong end of the table with just three more from the next 18. That said, they have had a mini-revival of late, winning two of those three in the past month.

Their attack is led by the somewhat notorious Ched Evans. A former Manchester City and Wales striker, he is making his way back in the game following a well-publicised criminal trial which, at the moment, has seen him free to continue his career. I'm sure you can find more about this online if you should choose. He has seven goals in 18 appearances though lags behind Jay O'Shea who has eight.

Other familiar names in the squad include former Manchester United forward Sylvain Ebanks-Blake and our own loanee Conor Wilkinson, who himself has scored four times in eight games. Wilkinson is of course ineligible to play against his parent side.

Wanderers go into the game in superb form and will be looking to Josh Vela, Zach Clough and Sammy Ameobi to continue their great run in front of goal.

I would be highly surprised if Wanderers made any changes for the game, and I would also expect us to come away with a victory.

We at LOV will of course be hosting our usual matchday live thread and covering the game on twitter. See you there.