It’s same again for John’s improving travellers

Spireites: Chesterfield FC reports, news and more.
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John Sheridan is set to name an unchanged Spireites side at Brentford.

His reshaped team, they played 4-5-1 in the draw at Rochdale, looked solid yet imaginative. The only fault was that they were unable to convert enough of the myriad of chances they created.

That draw ended a run of five straight league losses and Uwe Rosler’s Bees will also be looking to end a barren spell.

They have failed to score in their last three home games, including a 1-0 midweek loss against Stevenage, and have to go back to August 20 for their last Griffin Park win

Rosler is trying to bring in a loan defender ahead of the game. Karleigh Osborne (foot) limped out of the Stevenage game and Adam Thompson returned to Watford after a two-month loan.

With Leon Legge injured, the German has just two recognised central defenders fit. Shaleum Logan, brother of ex Spireite Carlos, who made his first appearance since August on Tuesday plus Marcel Eger are Rosler’s only realistic options.

Striker Gary Alexander has returned to training after weeks out but the match may come too soon for him, so ex Sheridan target Clayton Donaldson may continue to play as a lone striker for the London side.

Bees also feature former Spireite Jonathan Douglas, the man who scored the goal at Blackpool in a 2003 1-1 draw to ensure Chesterfield avoided relegation.

Chesterfield won on their last visit to Griffin Park, 1-0.

As predicted in Friday’s Star, Brentford have signed a loan central defender, Dale Bennett, from Watford.