Millwall's League One opposition: Chesterfield

Name: Chesterfield

Manager: Danny Wilson

Ground + Capacity: Proact Stadium – 10,400

Sat Nav Post Code: S41 8NZ

Nearest Train Station: Chesterfield

Odds: 33/1

Last Meeting: Chesterfield 1-2 Millwall – 23/01/16

Club Website: www.chesterfield-fc.co.uk/

AT 33/1, bookmakers see Chesterfield as an outsider in the race for promotion from League One next season.

Danny Wilson took over as manager from Dean Saunders in November 2015 after the latter was sacked, but inconsistent form and the loss of key player Sam Morsy ensured an 18th placed finish for the Spireites in 2015-16.

The club's striking options have taken a hit following Lee Novak's move to Charlton Athletic. However, former Manchester United front-man Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and the creative Jay O'Shea will ensure Chesterfield will possess the ability to unlock defences over the next nine months.

With the experienced Ian Evatt at the back, too, the Spireites will be resolute defensively.

Goals from Aiden O'Brien and Lee Gregory handed Millwall three points the last time the two teams met.

854 fans took in the Lions' first ever trip to the Proact Stadium on a day that saw the club enter the top six – a place they didn't leave for the remainder of the season – for the first time.

In the game at The Den, matters were different, however. An O'Shea double ensured a 2-0 reverse for Chesterfield and a fourth straight home defeat for Neil Harris' side.

Since their first meeting in 1931, Millwall hold the upper hand over the Spireites – but only just.

The Lions have won 15 times, whilst Chesterfield hold 14 victories to their name.

Millwall's biggest win came in that first meeting, as they won 5-0, with the largest defeat coming in 2006, as Nigel Spackman's side succumbed to a 5-1 loss at Saltergate.

 

Mark Litchfield

(@IAmTheLitch)