Chesterfield could move to the playoff spots in League One, when they can beat Wigan Athletic on the Proact Stadium on Saturday,
However, the Latics are seeking a third win in four games because they try to obtain their bid for promotion time for the Championship under way.
Sam Morsy of Chesterfield in working order during the FA Cup Second Round match between MK Dons and Chesterfield at Stadium mk on December 6, 2014
Despite losing manager Paul Cook after losing their playoff semi-final to Preston North End last season, the Spireites turn to be mounting another push for any top-six place.
Dean Saunders took power over Chesterfield above the summer and saw his side leave to a winning start against Barnsley.
However, a 3-1 League Cup defeat away to Carlisle United followed ahead of the Derbyshire club lost to local rivals Sheffield United.
Chesterfield did have the ability to return to winning ways against Shrewsbury Town and, despite drawing 0-0 in your own home to Rochdale, the Spireites beat Millwall 2-0 last weekend to exit them three points behind leaders Walsall.
Saunders has now signed Liam O'Neil from West Bromwich Albion, but been able to keep captain Sam Morsy with the club, despite reported interest from Brighton & Hove Albion prior to the transfer deadline.
The club in addition have tied Jay O'Shea and Ollie Banks to new contracts.
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Andy Kellett of Plymouth Argyle for doing things during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Plymouth Argyle at Sixfields Stadium on December 13, 2014© Getty Images
Wigan's relegation on the Championship last season capped off an arduous campaign for your 2013 FA Cup winners.
David Sharpe replaced his grandfather Dave Whelan as chairman last spring with the exceptional first major decision ended up being to replace manager Malky Mackay with Gary Caldwell.
The Lancashire club's current campaign got off to your bad begin with defeat away to Coventry City before losing in your house to Bury inside the League Cup.
Wigan's luck looked to become turning which has a draw in the home to Doncaster Rovers and victory over Scunthorpe United, with successive clean sheets.
A defeat away to high-flying Gillingham left Caldwell's side in mid-table, however they redeemed themselves using a hard-fought 1-0 win against Crewe Alexandra.
However, Wigan remain searching for their first points on the highway this term, having lost three of the final four fixtures last season.
The Latics have since dipped into your transfer sell to sign Jack Hendry and ex-Bolton Wanderers defender Andy Kellett, while Haris Vuckic joins on loan from Newcastle United.
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Haris Vuckic for action for Newcastle on January 3, 2015© Getty Images
Gary Caldwell could browse give Kellett and Hendry their debuts in defence against Chesterfield.
The Wigan boss also faces a choice about whether or not to hand Vuckic the first start in attack, with either Craig Davies or Will Grigg planning to make way.
Meanwhile, Chesterfield could decide to name to same side, which beat Millwall last weekend.
That indicates Sylvain Ebanks-Blake is constantly lead the forward line, but Armand Gnanduillet is often a possible alternative, should Saunders check out freshen up his attack.
Chesterfield possible starting lineup:
Lee, O'Neil, Hird, Evatt, Jones, Ariyibi, Morsy, Martinez, O'Shea, Gardner, Ebanks-Blake
Wigan Athletic possible starting lineup:
O'Donnell, James, Perkins, Hendry, Power, Grigg, Vuckic, Jacobs, Kellett, Kenny, Pearce
Head To Head
Chesterfield have struggled in recent encounters while using Latics, having didn't beat Wigan into their last 10 meetings.
The North West outfit have won six in this time, for example the last time the pair met when goals from Gary Teale, Tony Dinning and Andy Liddell gave them a 3-1 win with the JJB Stadium.
Wigan last defeat contrary to the Spireites entered a Coca Cola Cup tie way back in August 1997, which featured a new Roberto Martinez in midfield for that visitors, who lost 1-0 at Saltergate.
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