Burton Albion Vs Chesterfield, Fri 11 Feb 2011

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Burton boss Paul Peschisolido has some defensive decisions to make ahead of the visit of league leaders Chesterfield.

The Canadian was considering taking veteran club skipper Darren Moore out of the firing line against Bury last weekend before the game at Gigg Lane was postponed.

The Bury match would have been the 36-year-old`s third in eight days, but because of the cancellation the big defender could keep his place in the side.

Should Peschisolido still opt to make the change, Andy Corbett could slot back in at right-back with Ryan Austin playing alongside Nathan Stanton at the heart of the defence.

Alternatively, last season's player of the year Tony James could come in for only his seventh start of the season.

Striker Sam Winnall goes straight into the squad after arriving on loan from Wolves.

Chesterfield striker Craig Davies could see his place in the side come under threat against his hometown club.

The 15-goal forward has not scored since New Year`s Day. Deane Smalley has taken over the mantle of main scorer and is likely play up front rather than on the wing where he began against Aldershot last weekend.

Whether Davies or veteran Jack Lester, often rested for away games, is alongside Smalley is the big decision for manager John Sheridan.

Sheridan could revert to the 4-3-3 formation that worked well at Southend last month, when Smalley was supported by Drew Talbot and Danny Whitaker while Dwayne Mattis played in midfield rather than at centre-half.

Javan Vidal's spot at right-back could also come under pressure. Former Rotherham loanee Dean Holden is far more experienced than the Manchester City youngster and could be thrown in for his debut.

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Danny Whitaker
Ryan Austin
Nathan Stanton
Deane Smalley
Tony James
Darren Moore
Javan Vidal
Paul Peschisolido
Craig Davies
Dean Holden
Burton Albion
League Two
Jack Lester
Dwayne Mattis
Drew Talbot
Sam Winnall

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