Support Spireites again

  • By: Nick Hext
  • Last Updated: December 22 2012, 13:32 GMT

Our League Two expert Nick Hext is backing Chesterfield for victory when they travel to Southend on Friday night.

Back Paul Cook's Chesterfield for victory again.

There were profits to be had a couple of weeks ago by following the Betting Zone advice for Chesterfield to win at Port Vale and the Spireites should be trusted again this weekend.

Paul Cook's men travel to Southend on Friday night and a win would move them above the Shrimpers and into the play-off places.

Chesterfield are in good form with four wins and one draw from their previous five League Two games and they showed fight to battle back for a 1-1 draw against Burton last weekend.

Cook was angry with the first half display but there were plenty of positives to take from a much better performance after the break.

"In the first half, we were awful, we were abysmal," Cook said. "You've got to respect Burton, they came here with a game plan and in the first half it worked well in the game

"But as we are learning, it's important that you stay in games and we can't play well all the time. Eventually we know we will get a spell in the game and I think we dominated the second half.

"We were terrific, we put a lot of quality in the box and should have scored more than one goal."

Southend are on a strong run of results but they can't be entirely trusted at home.

It's only one win in the five previous League Two games at Roots Hall for the Shrimpers and it took a very, very late strike from Gavin Tomlin to rescue a 2-2 draw against Bradford last weekend.

This is a match to watch for pointers in the promotion race and Chesterfield are the side to back.

The 11/4 with Boylesports offers good value and should be taken.

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