SPIREITES: Chesterfield will be at full strength for Sheffield United clash

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Dean Saunders has said he’s had a couple of “knock-backs” in his search for players this week.

The Chesterfield manager is still in the market for two to three new faces either on loan or on a permanent switch.

And said the Spireites will be at full strength for the trip to Bramall Lane to take on rivals Sheffield United.

Saunders said: “If we play like we did against Barnsley and create the number of chances we did at Carlisle, we’ll be alright.

“They’ll be looking to put things right after losing by four at Gillingham. They’ve a good manager in Nigel Adkins and he’ll have learned lessons from that and he’ll be looking to get things sorted before anything gets too bad.”

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Drew Talbot, both rested for the Capital One Cup trip are expected to return in a side that looks certain to closely resemble the one that came from behind to beat the Reds.

Ebanks-Blake assisted two and scored one in that game whilst Talbot played 75 minutes after a long spell out injured.

Only Byron Harrison (thigh) is doubtful though Mani Dieseruvwe (suspended) will have to sit this game and two more out.

The boss was pleased with what he saw from youngsters like Dieseruvwe, Jake Orrell and Michael Onovwigun at Brunton Park.

“I’ve always said that I’ll give young players a chance, until you see them in the heat of battle, you can’t tell how they’ll do,” said Saunders, who concluded he’ll be happy to throw them into the fray as and when needed.