Spireites midfielder eyes comeback

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Dean Morgan will be hoping he gets the nod to start for the first time since mid-August when Chesterfield take on Colchester at home on saturday.

The left-sider picked up a groin injury but recovered to make a short but impressive sub appearance at Charlton last weekend.

Morgan, whose pro career began at Colchester 11 years ago, played 77 games for the Essex side, the majority of them as a sub. His time at the B2net has had some significant highs but has been tempered by several niggling injuries that limited him to just a couple of dozen starts.

Should he be selected, then most at risk would be on loan midfielder Lee Johnson, who has done little wrong in his time with the club. But Morgan gives a more attacking option and, for a home game, that may appeal to John Sheridan. It would also mean Danny Whitaker moves into the centre of midfield from the left, where Morgan would play.

At the back, Jonathan Grounds’ ankle problem could mean he will miss out, Dean Holden is on standby.

Left back Nathan Smith plays his last game before missing a couple owing to Jamaica commitments, Grounds will probably play left back with Holden at centre half.