Dean Morgan, match winner against Owls last Saturday after coming on as a sub, has added to his chances of starting at Notts County.
The raider scored the only two goals in a reserves game against Bradford City in his hour on the pitch. Former Arsenal man Mark Randall, who’s had a season of injury, returned after illness for 45 minutes and Jimmy Juan (calf) played for half an hour as Spireites’ squad builds up for a long spell of two matches a week that starts at Meadow Lane.
Midfielder Juan will need another run out and more training before he’s considered for a return to first team duties. Craig Westcarr, a £70,000 buy from Notts, played for an hour indicating he’s likely to be involved in some way against his old club.
Alex Mendy, Jamie Lowry, Derek Niven, Jordan Bowery and Scott Boden all got in valuable practice time ahead of a spell where the team’s overall squad strength will come to the fore. Left back Gregor Robertson, who tweaked a hamstring in the win over Sheffield Wednesday, is expected to be missing for a couple of weeks, so Nathan Smith could come back into the first team picture. He also put in a full shift for the reserves.
The game at County is all ticket for Spireites fans.