Chesterfield: Front men at the forefront of Paul Cook’s thoughts

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With Tom Jones and Tinie Tempah having done their bits at the weekend, all Proact eyes can be re-focused on football.

Any money made on the two concerts will primarily be used for debt reduction rather than immediate investment in the team.

The club is set to formally announce contract extensions for midfielders Sam Morsy and Dan Gardner who both had superb first seasons with Chesterfield.

But it’s the strikers’ berths that are the most hotly debated and rumoured areas around the pubs and clubs of the town.

Whilst Fleetwood Town’s ex-Barnsley striker Jon Parkin splits opinion, providing the money’s right, few would have a problem of him being part of the squad and Cook’s spearhead for his Plan ‘B’ – that’s a more direct 4-4-2 approach rather than the favoured 4-2-3-1.

The man to play as a ‘one’ up front, in competition with last season’s top scorer Eoin Doyle, is the summer’s key position. Former Championship hero and another ex-Barnsley man, Craig Davies, is the fans’ choice.

He’s seemingly surplus to requirements at Bolton Wanderers and spent time last season on loan at League One Preston North End.

He’s another year remaining on his Bolton deal, believed to be worth around £8000 a week. But Wanderers could be willing to settle for a proportion of that to be paid to secure a season long loan for the man who top scored with 25 goals in Spireites’ successful 2010-11 campaign. Preston are rumoured to have contributed under a third of his wages during his spell at Deepdale and a similar amount could be attractive.

Strength and mobility are Cook’s preferred traits and Davies meets those, but any deal is only likely to be done on Bolton’s terms with money at the centre of any potential negotiations.