SPIREITES look set to be unchanged for tomorrow’s match at Torquay United.
Paul Cook said of the 11 starters from the 3-0 home win over Northampton; “They did enough last week to deserve another shot.”
However, there will be changes on the bench. Conor Townsend will return after suspension and keeper Tommy Lee will be backed up by second year youth teamer Josh Barrington after Richard O’Donnell’s loan move to Stockport County.
A third change will see new signing Richard Brindley, 19, on the sidelines. The right back has signed until the end of the season after being with Conference side Chelmsford City. The defender had been with Norwich City’s academy, but was released last summer.
Recently he had a trial spell at Hull City and he played in a couple of reserve matches alongside Townsend and Liam Cooper.
Cook confirmed that there was no call-back clause in O’Donnell’s loan to Stockport but he took the gamble because: “Richard needs to play, so if Tommy Lee gets injured in the initial month, we’ll have to get an emergency loan in.”
Jacob Hazel’s loan spell at Matlock has ended, “It didn’t go as well as we’d all hoped,” said Cook, who will be looking for the young striker to get some more game time elsewhere.
There’s been little interest in transfer listed Terrell Forbes or Scott Boden. Neal Trotman remains on the list.