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Preview | Chesterfield (A)

23 February 2024

Match Previews

Preview | Chesterfield (A)

23 February 2024

Chesterfield vs Rochdale AFC | Vanarama National League, Saturday 24th February, SMH Group Stadium, 3pm Kick-Off

Dale are back on the road this weekend, as we travel to Chesterfield in Vanarama National League action.

Read all of the pre-match build-up ahead of our trip to The SMH Group Stadium below.


Tickets must be purchased online via Chesterfield's online ticketing site.

Dale fans must buy tickets in blocks E1 and E2, with a £2 increase if purchased on the day at the SMH Group Stadium.

They are also available to purchase online up until 2pm on the day of the game.

They can be purchased after this time from Chesterfield's Ticket Office, but there is a £2 increase, plus a further charge of £2 for any tickets printed at the stadium.

Click HERE for full ticket details.


Chesterfield are having a spectacular season, leading the table with 81 points after 33 games played.

The Spireites have lost just four times this season, all of which have been away from home.
Will Grigg is leading the way for goals for Paul Cook's men and is second in the National League top scorers chart for this season, hitting the back of the net 20 times.

For a first time visitor guide to Chesterfield's stadium, visit their website by clicking HERE.

Saturday’s game will mark the 115th meeting between the sides.

When The Spireites visited the Crown Oil Arena earlier in the season, they ran out as 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Armando Dobra and Tom Naylor, with Kairo Mitchell grabbing Dale's only goal.

Prior to that, the previous meeting came in 2017, with Dale netting three times to win 3-1 at the SMH Group Stadium. Dale's all-time leading goalscorer Ian Henderson was on the scoresheet that day, with a Hendo special in front of the travelling Dale fans.


Andrew Miller will be the referee for Saturday’s game. 

Andrew Ellis and Scott Chalkley are the assistant referees, with Ben Robinson as the fourth official.


Those fans based in the UK & Ireland can listen to live match commentary, whilst overseas supporters can watch live via the National League TV platform. Click HERE for full details.

There will also be live updates via the club’s official Twitter account.

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