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Kevan Hurst takes a short corner.
Corner taken by Conor Townsend from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Barry Corr.
Conor Townsend has an effort at goal. Save by Paul Smith.
James O'Shea takes a outswinging corner.
Neal Trotman goes off and Armand Gnanduillet comes on.
The official flags Kevan Hurst offside. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.
Gavin Tomlin finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 0-1 Southend.Assist by Michael Timlin.
Danny Whitaker goes off and Conor Townsend comes on.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Cooper on Ryan Leonard. Kevan Hurst takes the direct free kick.
Michael Spillane takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.
Effort on goal by James O'Shea from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Marc Richards is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Paul Smith.
Unfair challenge on Sam Togwell by Gavin Tomlin results in a free kick. Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Whitaker produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Gavin Tomlin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.
Shot by Nathan Smith. Save by Paul Smith.
Jack Lester challenges Barry Corr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevan Hurst takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Barry Corr by Jack Lester results in a free kick. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Ryan Leonard on Jack Lester, free kick awarded. Sam Togwell restarts play with the free kick.
Tendayi Darikwa goes off and Jack Lester comes on.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Leonard by Nathan Smith results in a free kick. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Barry Corr is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
Mark Phillips produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Barry Corr is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Barry Corr. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.
Foul by Barry Corr on Liam Cooper, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sam Togwell.
Effort from outside the box by Danny Whitaker goes wide right of the target.
Kevan Hurst concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Hird. Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.
Marc Richards challenges Michael Spillane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevan Hurst. The referee blows for offside. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line, save made by Tommy Lee.
Shot from 25 yards by James O'Shea. Save made by Paul Smith.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Cooper by Chris Barker. Shot on goal comes in from Marc Richards from the free kick, fantastic save by Paul Smith.
Mark Phillips challenges James O'Shea unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marc Richards has an effort direct from the free kick,
Short corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the right by-line.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Whitaker, clearance made by Barry Corr.
Ryan Leonard fouled by Craig Clay, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.
Shot from just outside the area by Craig Clay misses to the right of the target.
Sam Togwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Corr. Sean Clohessy takes the free kick.
Shot by Marc Richards from outside the box goes over the target.
Ryan Leonard is penalised for a handball. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the right by-line, clearance made by Mark Phillips.
Unfair challenge on Danny Whitaker by Barry Corr results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Cooper.
Barry Corr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neal Trotman. Sam Hird takes the free kick.
Kevan Hurst has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Foul by James O'Shea on Ryan Leonard, free kick awarded. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Leonard by Sam Togwell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Phillips.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Phillips by Marc Richards. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
Tendayi Darikwa takes a shot. Save made by Paul Smith.
Ryan Leonard concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Smith. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Whitaker, Michael Timlin makes a clearance.
Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Brilliant save by Tommy Lee.
Unfair challenge on Tendayi Darikwa by Michael Timlin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Hird.
Same again for Spireites
Chesterfield manager Paul Cook will name an unchanged side for the visit of promotion rivals Southend.
Cook said last week ahead of the trip to Torquay that he would stick with the players that started the 3-0 home win over Northampton.
With the game in Devon postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, the Blues boss has reiterated that stance.
"Nothing has changed, it will be an unchanged team - the same team that beat Northampton," said Cook.
"As I said before, I think they have earned the right to go again. So it will be the Northampton team but with a stronger bench."
Among the substitutes could be teenage right-back Richard Brindley and Ivorian striker Armand Gnanduillet.
Former Norwich trainee Brindley arrived from Chelmsford last week on a deal until the end of the season while out-of-contract Gnanduillet this week signed for the same length of time.
With Drew Talbot absent due to a broken toe, skipper Sam Hird moved over to right-back against Northampton and transfer-listed defender Neal Trotman was highly impressive in his first appearance since the 2-1 home defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge in mid-October.
Southend boss Paul Sturrock will leave his team selection as late as possible with three key players hoping to be back in contention for the trip.
Winger Kevan Hurst suffered a recurrence of a back problem in the 2-1 FA Cup defeat at Brentford last Tuesday and expects to be okay to face his hometown club having returned to full training.
Centre-back Ryan Cresswell sustained a shoulder injury in the same game and is hopeful of being passed fit but had still not trained on Thursday.
Midfielder Marc Laird has missed out of late with a pulled hamstring but he is also keen to be involved against the Spireites, with the clash coming after last weekend's home encounter against Plymouth was postponed.
Sturrock will also run the rule over striker Britt Assombalonga as he continues his recovery from troublesome ankle and shin problems.