Chesterfield: Spireites in good shape for trip to the Orient

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Spireites injured trio of Ollie Banks, Aaron Chapman and Drew Talbot are all progressing well.

Spireites injured trio of Ollie Banks, Aaron Chapman and Drew Talbot are all progressing well.

Midfielder Banks yesterday had an operation to remove pins from the broken bone in his foot while goalkeeper Chapman featured in a young Spireites eleven on Friday evening at Dronfield Town and should take his place on the bench as back up to Tommy Lee for the League One opener at Leyton Orient on Saturday.

Talbot remains the main worry for Paul Cook. The player’s troublesome groin problem is taking time to improve and he’ll be out for another few weeks after recovering from an operation earlier in the summer.

Cook will be hoping to add to his roster during the week with one player linked to the club for a possible long term loan move being striker Devante Cole, the 19 year old son of former England star Andrew Cole.

Leeds United’s Noel Hunt was spotted at the Proact Stadium last week for the match against Aston Villa and, after an injury hit season, he could also be a possible loan target for Cook.

Orient have been active in the transfer market with Darius Henderson, Gary Woods, Jobi McAnuff, Bradley Pritchard, Jay Simpson and Shane Lowry arriving at the Matchroom Stadium.

Manager Russell Slade has new bosses this summer. Barry Hearn has sold the club to Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti who’s since appointed Alessandro Angelieri as Chief Executive and Mauro Milanese as Sporting Director.