The View From The Opposition: Chesterfield

MILLWALL returned to winning ways last Saturday, banishing the demons of the heavy defeat at Peterborough United by beating Sheffield United 2-1, courtesy of a last-gasp Steve Morison penalty.

This weekend, Neil Harris' side head to Chesterfield. NewsAtDen spoke to the Spireites' Head of Media, Nick Johnson, for the lowdown…

Name: Nick Johnson

Twitter: @scoopnick

What made you become a Chesterfield supporter?: My late grandfather took me to one of the first games I ever attended, which was the Anglo-Scottish Cup Final first leg against Notts County in 1980-81, when I was a young lad.

What are Chesterfield's hopes and aspirations for 2016/17?: The club will be looking to much improve on last season, when there were real fears over suffering relegation, until safety was secured in the penultimate game of the campaign.

How do you see Millwall faring over the course of the season? The bookies have them installed as second favourites for the title: I think the bookmakers are right to fancy their chances. Millwall have a strong squad and I expect them to be firmly in contention for promotion.

Two words: Ched Evans. The signing of the striker caused uproar from some quarters over the summer – how have Spireites fans taken to him?: Ched has made an impressive start to his Chesterfield career and I have no doubt that he will become a firm fans' favourite very quickly.

Apart from Evans, what Chesterfield players will Millwall have to watch out for? On the flip side, who will you be worried about in the Lions side?: Gboly Ariyibi is a pacy winger who causes problems for opposition defences and he has been in good form in the opening weeks of the season, attracting interest from Championship clubs. Jay O'Shea also has the flair to create a goal out of nothing, too.

In the opposition line-up, Chesterfield will be well aware of the threat posed by Steve Morison and Lee Gregory. When he was at Halifax, I thought that Gregory might sign for Chesterfield. He trained in the gym across the road from the Proact Stadium and I heard that he fancied joining the Spireites.

Finally, a score prediction?: Chesterfield 2-1 Millwall.

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Mark Litchfield