CHESTERFIELD caretaker boss Tommy Wright expects Scott Boden to be fit to be involved in tomorrow’s home game with Wycombe Wanderers, but it’s 50/50 for Danny Whitaker.
Wright said: “Scott trained and did all right,. He’s got a bit of a hip problem which causes a few problems but not enough to stop him from training. He feels okay. Danny is touch and go. His wife’s had a baby this week as well so it’s been a hectic week for the lad. It’ll be a last-minute decision on him.”
The caretaker brought in keeper Ben Wilson and central midfielder Chris Atkinson on loan this week. Both are 20. Wilson’s position was no surprise but Wright had indicated his desire to bring in a wideman.
He explained: “It’s no secret I’d love to get a winger in but there aren’t that many about, certainly there are not many about that are available, so that’s an ongoing thing. Kieron Cadogan (ex-Crystal Palace and Millers loanee late last season) did well in the reserves, scored a goal but he’s probably three or four weeks away from being proper match fit and at this moment we need someone who’s 100% ready to go straight into the team.
“Chris was a target about eight months ago, He’s a player we liked and Huddersfield said they were keen to get him out on loan so it’s benefitted both parties. He’s all purpose, he can pass it, get up and down and he’ll do very well here.
“We saw Ben a bit last year and he looked quite bright, he’s well thought of at Sunderland so it’ll be a good experience for him.”
Wycombe, who have been promoted and relegated with Chesterfield in the last two years, could have former Spireite Dean Morgan in their line-up after he signed a short-term deal until January.
The striker left Chesterfield amidst criticism of his attitude from former manager John Sheridan. He won a League Two championship medal with the Spireites in 2010-11.
Wright said he’d been given no specific timescale for his temporary role.
“They’ve just said ‘get on with it’ and everything I’ve asked for they’ve backed me fully,” he said.
“At this moment I’m the manager and I’m not looking over my shoulder. There’ll be people linked with the job but that’s only natural.
“I’ll do my best and if that’s not good enough I can still go to sleep at night. I’m loving every minute of it, apart from last Saturday night (following York’s stoppage time equaliser),” he added.