Spireites wait on key trio’s fitness

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John Sheridan is sweating on the fitness of three key players ahead of Aldershot’s visit to the B2net Stadium.

Jack Lester and Gregor Robertson tweaked hamstrings in the draw with Bradford City last weekend whilst Simon Ford injured his knee in the same game.

All three missed the midweek trip to Stockport County and all three are rated doubtful for tomorrow.

Deane Smalley, Scott Griffiths and Javan Vidal deputised at Edgeley Park and are likely to retain their places.

If Smalley does start, it will be the striker’s first at home. The man recruited on loan from Oldham has been selected several times for away games and delivered the goods, scoring five times on the team’s travels.

Derek Niven and Ian Morris look to be battling for one spot in midfield, with Niven generally getting the nod for home fixtures.

Spireites have signed free agent Dean Holden until the end of the season. The 31 year old former Rotherham loanee and Northern Ireland International was released by Shrewsbury Town at the end of last month.

He has previously played for manager John Sheridan at Oldham as well as playing for Peterborough and Falkirk.Holden said: “I’m delighted to be joining Chesterfield and am keen to play a part helping the side achieve promotion.”

Sheridan added: “Dean is an experienced pro. You can never be sure how many injuries could disrupt our promotion push so his addition will provide useful further options.”