Dean Saunders is unlikely to make any significant changes to his side for tomorrow’s visit of Rochdale.
After a 2-1 win at Shrewsbury Town, described by the manager as “our best performance of the season so far,” coupled with a clean bill of health following the trip, an unchanged eleven looks a solid bet.
Spireites performance at the New Meadow was a complete team display with all eleven starters and the two subs contributing significantly.
Both Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Sam Morsy registered their second goals of the campaign and Chesterfield notched plenty of other great chances, Dan Gardner hitting the post and Armand Gnanduillet having a shot blocked on the line.
Saunders concedes that Morsy, “will be difficult to hang on to,” but to date no acceptable, or even near acceptable, offers have been received by the club.
Drew Talbot and Angel Martinez both came through the full 90 minutes as they seek match fitness, indeed the only absentee is suspended Mani Dieseruvwe who misses his third game of three after a red card in the Capital One Cup game at Carlisle United.
Rochdale lost 2-1 at home to Walsall on Tuesday, Keith Hill’s side’s first defeat of the season. Dale’s side, like that of Chesterfield, has many familiar faces from last season. Hill has brought in three new faces this summer including former Spireites loan star Donal McDermott, who’s scored two already.
Familiar foes such as Ian Henderson and Peter Vincenti will prove to be tricky opponents for Chesterfield’s back line which is still seeking a first clean sheet of the season against the side that sits a place higher than Spireites in the fledgling League One table.