An East Midlands derby between Chesterfield and Notts County looks set to be a lively encounter as Notts have sold out their away fan allocation at the Proact Stadium.
With both teams sitting high up the table, Saturday’s game has big implications.
County top the league but will feel they need to get a result with just three points separating them and Wrexham in second.
Chesterfield, on the other hand, will be looking to solidify their spot in the play-offs as they are three points behind third-placed Woking.
Notts will be looking to bounce back after disappointingly crashing out of the FA Trophy, losing a penalty shoot-out to Maidstone United.
A Notts County spokesperson said: “While we would’ve liked to go further in the FA Trophy, it was never a priority and that was shown by the amount of changes we made.”
“We are happy that our full focus can now be on the league”
Despite their cup exit, the Magpies are confident they can maintain their good league form.
“I think the boys and all the coaching staff are all just taking it game by game, no one is getting ahead of themselves, but there is certainly a quiet confidence amongst the players as we think we can beat any team in the league on our day”
“There have been some great individual performances this season, Macaulay Langstaff is an obvious one, but Cedwyn Scott is into double figures for the season and Adam Chicksen has also contributed with goals.”
Both teams enter the matchup in fine form with County unbeaten in five league games and Chesterfield winning four of their last five league games.
Chesterfield will be feeling confident after providing championship side West Brom with a stern test, with the baggies only snatching an equaliser in the last minute.
On the game, the spokesperson from Notts said: “I think it’s a huge game for Chesterfield and their fans will be very proud but it’s true that they will have a short time to prepare for our game which could work against them.
The last matchup between the two sides was a tight fair, with County salvaging a 2-2 draw after going two goals down.
Both sides will be looking to go one better by getting the victory.