CHESTERFIELD will be forced into at least two changes for tomorrow’s FA Cup trip to League One leaders Tranmere Rovers.
Midfielder Chris Atkinson has been recalled by parent club Huddersfield Town whilst Brighton loanee Brennan Dickenson hasn’t been granted permission to play by the Seagulls. Jay O’Shea, yet to make his club debut, is cup-tied having played for and scored for MK Dons in the 1st Round.
That means that Craig Clay and Luis Boa Morte are set to start. Clay has proved to be a solid team member in a holding midfield role but has had to be content with a place on the bench in recent games.
Boa Morte came on and delivered the cross that led to Chesterfield’s winner at Plymouth Argyle last weekend, a third straight victory.
Chesterfield boss Paul Cook, a former Tranmere player, says: “We’re going there to win. They are 36 places above us so they’ll be expecting to beat us. But I won’t settle for a draw and a replay; we want to win.”
Mark Randall (shin) is fit and should get on the bench but Neal Trotman (knee) remains sidelined.
Ronnie Moore’s Rovers will be without Liam Palmer and Jack Cassidy, denied permission to play by their parent clubs, the Owls and Wolves respectively. He’s expected to continue with 40-year-old Ian Goodison in defence, even though Ash Taylor is available again after suspension.