CHESTERFIELD: Spireites defender poised to make pre-season bow

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CHESTERFIELD defender Neal Trotman is hoping for his first taste of action this week.

The Spireites make the short trip to Nicky Law’s Conference side Alfreton Town on Friday night (7.45pm) and the big defender is expected to play some part after recovering from a knee injury, picked up in March.

Trotman was replaced by left-back Nathan Smith that day and he too has yet to appear in anger in any of the pre-season games due to a minor ankle injury. There’s an outside chance that Smith, who won his secnd Jamaican cap in the close season against Guyana, could be involved.

Striker or winger Craig Westcarr will be expected to get some more pitch time under his belt after illness. He played 45 minutes in the 2-2 draw at AFC Telford United last Saturday.

Boss John Sheridan is still hoping to add to his squad, with triallists Keith Quinn and Manny Panther in pole position.

But the manager may have to offload one of his existing players if he’s to bring two in.

He said earlier this week he has received no inquiries for any of his squad