Braintree Town V Chesterfield at Amlin Stadium : Match Preview

08 November 2014
Braintree Town V Chesterfield - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Devonshire set to make changes

Alan Devonshire is expected to shake up his Braintree squad as they prepare to welcome Sky Bet League One Chesterfield in the FA Cup first round.

The Iron are on a terrible run of form in the Vanarama Conference after failing to register a win in their last nine league matches.

Defender Matt Paine is likely to feature as he eases his way back from injury but Remy Clerima and Kenny Davis (both hamstring) are doubtful.

Simeon Akinola, Jordan Cox and Ryan Peters will all be hoping for recalls after being rested for Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat to Grimsby.

Chesterfield will be relieved to have Ian Evatt back from suspension.

The experienced 32-year-old is expected to partner Charlie Raglan at the back, with boss Paul Cook short of options in this department.

Loan star Georg Margreitter suffered a hamstring injury late on in last Saturday's goalless draw at home to Yeovil and joins fellow defenders Sam Hird and Drew Talbot on the sidelines.

Midfielder Gary Roberts has also been out of late with a troublesome hamstring injury but could return.

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