Spireites on road to recovery

Gary Roberts, injured against Port Vale, should be fit to face Scunthorpe
Gary Roberts, injured against Port Vale, should be fit to face Scunthorpe
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Spireites remained in sixth spot despite not having a game this week.

The break has given Paul Cook’s squad the chance for a much needed regrouping after a series of injuries, both long and short term.

Gary Roberts (hamstring) is expected to be fit for Scunthorpe United’s visit on Saturday whilst Jay O’Shea (hip) is set to return to full training today and he too is expected to be available.

Romy Boco, who fractured his cheekbone at Fleetwood Town, will also return to training today but Ritchie Humphreys (knee) and Dan Gardner (hernia) are both still at least three weeks away from a return.

Sam Hird (knee) and Drew Talbot (adductor) will be both be out another three months.

Deadline day signing Sam Clucas is now fully assimilated into the squad and he’s expected to start against Russ Wilcox’s Iron at the weekend as will Ian Evatt, who has completed his suspension following his red card in the win at Port Vale.

A new all-inclusive, multi-sports club is starting in The Community Hub at the Proact Stadium tomorrow.

Based in the East Stand Community Facilities, the club is designed to cater for young people with disabilities and get them involved in a wide range of sports and activities.

It will run from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday evenings and is aimed at ages 5-16 years, costing £2 per session (first session is free).

Activities and education officer Michael Noon said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for young people with disabilities to use our facilities with their friends and family. We’ll be offering a variety of different sports each week.”

Among sports at the first session will be sitting volleyball, table cricket and boccia, a game similar to bowls.