LONG-term injury victims Gregor Robertson (achilles) and Derek Niven (ankle) are both jogging again, building to a return to full training.
Jamie Lowry (toe) is also almost ready to return but Tommy Lee (groin, month), Dwayne Mattis (ankle, month) and Jack Lester (broken arm, three months) still have a way to go before they can be considered for first team action. There were no fresh injuries picked up in the weekend win over Carlisle, so John Sheridan will have a decent squad to choose from for the visit to unbeaten leaders Charlton Athletic on Saturday.
Sheridan will also be hoping to extend the one month loan from Middlesbrough for defender Jonathan Grounds. The centre half is eligible to play at Charlton before his B2net spell ends. The manager is hoping to extend that loan for two more months.
On the visit to The Valley the manager said: “I don’t think any team’s any better than any other in this league. Every game is going to be tough. I wouldn’t say Charlton were the best team in this league or anyone else was the worst team in the league. It’s an evenly matched league and if you can show consistency in your players, you’ll do alright.” It will be Spireites’ first visit to SE7 since 1980 and they’ll be hoping for a first win there since 1933.