The deadline for loan signings to be eligible to play tomorrow is noon tomorrow.
Spireites followers therefore will still be hoping at least one new face will be signed on to face Stevenage.
Twenty year old Newcastle United winger or striker Ryan Donaldson is the latest name on the ever spinning rumour mill. The ex England U19 International had a loan spell at Hartlepool United last season.
Should John Sheridan be unable to draft any new faces in for the meeting with Graham Westley’s side, he’ll restore Jack Lester to a starting berth. No doubt he’ll play him up front alongside Dean Morgan, who looked sharp in attack in the extra time defeat at Rochdale in midweek.
Mark Randall and Simon Ford, who both picked up minor injuries, will be hoping for recalls after missing the Carling Cup game.
Drew Talbot looks set to continue on the right wing after switching there from full back.
Super fit Stevenage, who also had an extra 30 minutes on Tuesday, losing 4-3 at home to Peterborough United, played out a goalless draw in their opening league fixture at home to Exeter City last weekend.
They look set to play five in midfield, a formation adopted by Tranmere against Spireites in their league opener, and a set up that caused problems many times for Chesterfield in last season’s Championship run. With Danny Whitaker having scored both goals at Dale in a decent attacking show from Sheridan’s men, the manager will be concentrating his training sessions on the back line, who’ve already let in some disappointing goals.
Dean Holden and Nathan Smith are expected to start as full backs with Downes and Dwayne Mattis likely to continue their partnership, seen for the first time on Tuesday.
However the quartet needs to step up a gear to prevent the never say die Stevenage players from causing an upset in the B2net’s first game of the season.