Spireites set to step up striker hunt

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With Crewe striker Clayton Donaldson lost to fellow League One side Brentford, Chesterfield boss John Sheridan will now be targeting a striker to add to his squad.

Derby’s Chris Porter, a former player under Sheridan at Oldham, has indicated he hopes to stay in the Championship, but he remains a legitimate B2net target as does Rochdale’s former Rotherham United ace, Chris O’Grady.

Chesterfield’s first pre-season match at Conference National side Alfreton Town is just ten days away and fans are desperate to find out who Sheridan has lined up to boost the League Two Champions’ roster.

With just two new faces to date and rumoured targets being snapped up by other clubs, the supporters, who turned out in their numbers last season with the highest average attendance for 30 years, are getting more anxious.

On this day a year ago, Craig Davies signed for Chesterfield and he became a massive favourite. Dean Morgan and loan man Scott Griffiths, also highly regarded by the supporters, were captured much later in the day, so history indicates that successful signings don’t have to be made ahead of the pre-season return.

Sheridan will also be scouring Premier League reserve sides for unknown talent.

The Spireites’ style of play plus the B2net’s exceptional pitch make these targets much more viable that previously.