Bromley v Chesterfield preview
Bromley v Chesterfield preview

Bromley return to National League action on Tuesday night when they entertain Chesterfield at Hayes Lane.

The injury hit Ravens are on a difficult run at the moment having lost their last three games without scoring a goal and are missing the services of Adam Mekki, Jack Holland, Jake Goodman, George Porter and now Marc-Anthony Okoye who limped off at half time on Saturday in the 3-0 loss at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Given that manager Neil Smith also recently lost Zavon Hines from the squad due to a career ending injury the Bromley playing staff is now down to the bare bones, Coach Alan Dunne had to deputise at centre back in the second half at Victoria Road, partnering Roger Johnson.

John Sheridan’s Spirerites made the journey down from Derbyshire on the back of a 3-2 home defeat to Eastleigh at the weekend, but they have improved over recent weeks, edging away from the bottom four picking up some vital wins over Braintree, Barnet and Halifax.

Chesterfield are now eighteenth, 7pts above the relegation zone, on 42pts from 37 games, five points behind Bromley in fourteenth, who also have nine games to play. Their first season down in the National League following relegation from the Football League has been a tough one, but they now seem to be finding some stability.

When Bromley travelled up to Chesterfield in November the game ended 1-1, with The Ravens conceding an injury time penalty after Porter had put them in front. The spot kick was converted that night by Hines who only weeks later moved to Hayes Lane prior to his enforced retirement last month.

Whatever team Neil Smith manages to cobble together for Tuesday night, he will be hoping for an improved display from the last three matches and that his forwards can start finding the target again in the final run in of what has been a tricky season for The Ravens.