Chesterfield manager Paul Cook is set to switch to a 4-4-2 formation for the FA Cup visit of minnows Daventry Town this afternoon.
With his side having won just once in their last seven League Two games, Cook is desperate for his team to get more balls into the box. “We still want to pass the ball,” he said, but added: “Teams have been setting up to stop us playing of late so we need to try an alternative approach to try and combat that.”
Cook will not have a specialist left-back today. Ritchie Humphreys has to rest for a week after an injection whilst Nathan Smith’s ankle hasn’t healed sufficiently for him to be involved. Sam Morsy, knee, is unavailable until the New Year.
Cook confirmed his back four as Drew Talbot, Sam Hird, Ian Evatt with Liam Cooper at left back.
Marc Richards will start in attack, with Eoin Doyle, available after suspension, likely to get the nod ahead of Armand Gnanduillet.
Ollie Banks is set to retain his place in central midfield alongside Jimmy Ryan.