Beaten Spireites facing crucial spell

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AFTER three League One losses on the bounce, Chesterfield now have three games which are vital as they seek to reinvigorate their season.

Home games against Notts County and Hartlepool United are followed by a trip to Rochdale who currently have one point more than John Sheridan’s side.

Coach Mark Crossley was at Meadow Lane on Sunday to see Chesterfield’s next two opponents play each other, Notts beating Hartlepool 3-0 to move into the play-off zone, despite leaving leading scorer Lee Hughes on the bench.

Sheridan will hope Nathan Smith returns injury-free from his Caribbean experience when Jamaica travel to Honduras today.

He’ll be hoping news from physio Jamie Hewitt this week is positive. Jamie Lowry (broken toe), Dwayne Mattis (ankle) and Derek Niven (ankle) are all close to being available. Keeper Tommy Lee, groin, has been missed.

The B2net stages an England Under-16 international tomorrow when they face Northern Ireland in the Victory Shield. Shirebrook youngster Mason Bennett, who plays for Derby County, is in the England squad and Chesterfield get the international date again after the FA were pleased with the response to last season’s U-19 international.