Buxton set for visit of Spireites

Action from last season's meeting between Buxton and Chesterfield.
Action from last season's meeting between Buxton and Chesterfield.

Buxton FC will open up their pre-season campaign in style with a visit from League Two champions Chesterfield.

The Spireites will make the short trip to the Silverlands on Saturday July 5 (3pm).

The game is likely to see Chesterfield manager Paul Cook pick a strong side, as they aim to hit the ground running ahead of their League One campaign.

The two sides will meet almost a year to the day of their last friendly, when Cook’s men recorded a 3-0 victory.

Strikes from Armand Gnanduillet, Jimmy Ryan and Eoin Doyle did the damage for Martin McIntosh’s side that day on a glorious opening day of pre-season action.

Other games that the Bucks have lined up in preparation for the new campaign, include the visit of newly-promoted Conference Premier side Altrincham aswell as a possible meeting with FC Halifax.

That game would be part of the deal that took defender Marc Roberts to the Shay last summer, although either club has yet to confirm a date.

Roberts was recently called up to the England C side that will play Slovenia on Saturday, before they face Hungary next Wednesday.