Chesterfield vs Kings Lynn preview: kick-off time, predicted lineups, team news, form guide and ones to watch
Above: Chesterfield striker Tom Denton celebrates scoring against Wrexham (Source: Lewis Storey, Getty Images)

Chesterfield will look to bolster their play-off ambitions as they lock horns with a team having a season to forget, Kings Lynn Town, this coming Tuesday at 19:45.

The Linnets have had a torrid first season in the National League, but are fortunate that the divisions below have been null and voided so there will be no relegations. Currently being sat on 29 points and only above Barnet, a mass rebuild is needed in the Summer.

Along with this, Ian Culverhouse's side are winless in eight and have a difficult final run of the season, facing the likes of WrexhamAldershot Town and of course Chesterfield.

Meanwhile with the hosts, James Rowe's side are in somewhat of a blip currently, with just two wins in their last eight matches, and will be vying to find some form if they are to be involved in the play-offs.

  • Team news

The home side may face a defensive crisis ahead of Tuesday's match, with Haydn HollisFraser Kerr and Gavin Gunning all picking up injuries, but Gunning will take a late fitness test. Joel Taylor and Alex Whittle will both also be absent, meaning a stand in left-back will be required.

Curtis Weston will also need a late fitness test, after reporting a sore achilles against Woking

Star man Akwasi Asante is a long-term absentee, with the former Grimsby Town striker expected to be out for the next eleven months following an achilles tendon injury.

Cameron King will be the only notable absence for the Linnets after suffering breathing problems in a recent match against Boreham Wood.

Ethan Coleman's loan spell with Kings Lynn has also come to an end, returning to parent club Brackley Town

  • Ones to watch

Danny Rowe

Whilst it was a surprise that a player of his quality dropped down a level, Rowe is yet to snatch his first goal donning the blue of the Spireites.

The 31-year old forward is onto his third club of the season, after impressing at League Two sides Oldham Athletic and Bradford City. The dangerous hitman managed 17 goals all together in the fourth division this season, before he made the surprise switch to Chesterfield. Whilst he's yet to get his first goal, it's a golden opportunity against a team struggling as much as Kings Lynn to break his duck and replicate the form he demonstrated at AFC Fylde all those years ago.

Sonny Carey

Whilst it has been a season to forget for Kings Lynn, it has been a year of breakthrough for starlet Carey.

A former product of the Norwich City academy, Carey is just 20-years old and the main star in this Linnets side. Despite managing just three goals, they've all been absolute rockets, including a mesmerising free-kick earlier in the season. His clear quality has provided links to Football League clubs, with teams as high as Swansea City and Bournemouth before reportedly sniffing around.

  • Previous meeting

Not only is this Kings Lynn's first ever league visit to the Technique Stadium, it's also a chance for their first ever victory against the Spireites. These two sides only battled a month ago, as a Carey first-half strike was cancelled out in quick succession, with goals from Nathan Tyson and Tom Whelan in the 74th and 75th minute to snatch the three points for the travelling Chesterfield. 

  • Form guide

Last ten:

Chesterfield: W,L,L,W,D,L,L,D,W,W

Kings Lynn Town: L,D,L,L,D,L,L,L,W,W

  • How to watch

​​​​​​​Online tickets to watch the game via live stream are available on Chesterfield and Kings Lynn's club websites for a fee of £10.

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