Chesterfield: Spireites boss Paul Cook eyes new blood

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SPIREITES manager Paul Cook is still scrutinising the transfer market as he tries to wheel and deal.

Conor Townsend is available for the weekend trip to Torquay United, and the weather forecast looks more than decent in the South West.

However, with keeper Richard O’Donnell now on loan at Stockport County, another youth-teamer looks set to feature on the bench.

First-year scholar Cameron Mason has been sub keeper already this season and he’ll be hoping to get the nod over second-year custodian Josh Barrington. Central defenders Tim Whittaker and Jack Broadhead were two under-18 team members on the bench for the 3-0 win over Northampton Town.

Cook will be hoping there’s interest for transfer-listed defender Terrell Forbes and striker Scott Boden before the long trip to Devon, to enable him to bring in a fresh face or two. A right-back, striker and midfielder are his main targets. Neal Trotman, also on the list, played against the Cobblers and put in an excellent shift. He’s likely to continue, with Sam Hird at right-back.

Cook has no fresh injuries to worry about. Drew Talbot remains sidelined with a broken toe, so the only likely changes are on the bench.

Bad weather led to the postponement of the Spireites’ DFA Senior Challenge Cup quarter-final with Belper Town last night. No new date has been set yet.