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Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker from the right by-line, Tommy Miller makes a clearance.
Scott Arfield produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Inswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts.
Oscar Gobern fouled by Mark Allott, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Bennett.
Tom Clarke is brought on as a substitute for Gary Naysmith.
Foul by Gregor Robertson on Alan Lee, free kick awarded. Tommy Miller restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Allott concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Lee. Free kick taken by Alex Bruce.
Corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Antony Kay.
Craig Westcarr comes on in place of Temitope Obadeyi. Alan Lee joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Novak.
Shot from just outside the box by Scott Arfield misses to the right of the target.
Jordan Bowery has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Effort from outside the box by Dean Morgan goes wide right of the target.
Jordan Rhodes has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Roberts on Drew Talbot. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.
Scott Arfield joins the action as a substitute, replacing Donal McDermott.
Header by Lee Novak from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Effort on goal by Donal McDermott from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
Danny Whitaker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Miller. Direct free kick taken by Alex Bruce.
Temitope Obadeyi challenges Alex Bruce unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex Bruce.
Handball by Donal McDermott. Gregor Robertson restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Temitope Obadeyi by Oscar Gobern results in a free kick. Gregor Robertson takes the direct free kick.
Gary Roberts produces a cross, save by Tommy Lee.
Oscar Gobern has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
Inswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts from the right by-line, clearance made by Dean Morgan.
Temitope Obadeyi challenges Jack Hunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Oscar Gobern takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jack Hunt. Lee Novak decides to take the corner short, Gregor Robertson makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Trotman on Jordan Rhodes. Free kick taken by Tommy Miller.
Jordan Rhodes grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-0 Chesterfield.Gary Roberts provided the assist for the goal.
Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Danny Whitaker makes a clearance. Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the left by-line, Tommy Lee makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Bowery by Oscar Gobern. Nathan Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts from the right by-line, Jordan Rhodes produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Dean Morgan challenges Donal McDermott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Bruce takes the direct free kick.
Jack Hunt sends in a cross.
Dean Morgan takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Noel Alexandre Mendy on Gary Naysmith. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
Donal McDermott concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Allott. Gregor Robertson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gregor Robertson by Jordan Rhodes. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.
Tommy Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Allott. Gregor Robertson restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Roberts takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.
Foul by Antony Kay on Temitope Obadeyi, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gregor Robertson.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Roberts. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.
Lee Novak takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.
Jordan Bowery has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Lee Novak fouled by Neal Trotman, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
Clarke banned for Terriers
Huddersfield will be without suspended skipper Peter Clarke for their home Boxing Day clash with Chesterfield.
Clarke will sit out a one-game ban under the totting-up procedure, so Antony Kay is likely to return to partner Alex Bruce, on loan from Leeds, at the heart of defence.
Manager Lee Clark has recalled another centre-half, Jamie McCombe, from his loan spell at Preston and he will return to the squad.
Midfielder Damien Johnson remains sidelined until the New Year due to a hamstring injury but Clark will have Alan Lee available again as the striker has served a three-game ban.
Clark must decide whether to include Lee and on-loan Jon Parkin in his matchday squad, with Lee Novak expected to partner leading goalscorer Jordan Rhodes up front.
Clark has no other new injury or suspension worries as the Terriers chase their first league win in four matches.
Gregor Robertson and Jimmy Juan could be included in the Chesterfield squad.
Robertson has had a few thigh problems since recovering from a long-term Achilles problem, although the defender has not made a first-team appearance for the Spireites since suffering the injury at the start of April.
Generally a left-back, Robertson switched to centre-half last season and took to the position well. With conceding goals a major problem recently, the Scot gives manager John Sheridan an option in a troublesome position that has so far this season seen nine different pairings.
Juan, who joined Chesterfield this month, was short of match practice having been without a club since the summer. The Frenchman has played three reserve-team games so could now be considered ready and, should Sheridan choose to pack his midfield at the Galpharm Stadium, he could force his way into the starting line-up.
Veteran striker Jack Lester will begin a three-match suspension after the club decided not to appeal his violent conduct charge in relation to an incident which occurred during the 1-1 home draw against Walsall last weekend.
Former Chesterfield loan players Jack Hunt and Donal McDermott could feature for Huddersfield.
Town's Rhodes paved with gold
Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes sealed a 1-0 win for his side with a cheeky back-heel to earn them a first win in four matches.
Lee Novak's low cross from the by-line was turned in by Scotland international Rhodes, who has scored five times in his last two games, at the near post in the 34th minute.
Rhodes, now on 20 goals for the season, had been denied four minutes earlier by a brilliant last-ditch clearance from Chesterfield striker Drew Talbot, who hacked the ball off the goalline.
Rhodes, a menace in the first half, should have put the Terriers in front in the 12th minute, but fired straight at visiting goalkeeper Tommy Lee from Alex Bruce's pass.
Chesterfield, who have not won in 13 league matches, came more into it after the break and nearly levelled when Dean Morgan fired just wide in the 66th minute.
Spireites striker Jordan Bower also narrowly missed the target four minutes later, but Huddersfield clung on despite some desperate defending towards the end.
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