CHESTERFIELD: Chris Turner targets new signings

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CHESTERFIELD chief executive Chris Turner is looking to bring in new players ahead of the weekend game at home to Wycombe Wanderers.

A speedy winger is at the top of the shopping list while a striker to replace the departed Jordan Bowery, a central midfielder and a versatile defender, are also coveted by both manager and supporters.

Turner has indicated the club is in no hurry to name John Sheridan’s successor as manager. Despite receiving in excess of 60 applications, he said he was pleased with how caretaker Tommy Wright and his assistant, Mark Crossley, have taken hold of the reins.

Chesterfield, still looking for their first league win of the season, will be hoping Danny Whitaker (groin) will be available for the game but Nathan Smith (ankle) and Tommy Lee (shoulder) remain sidelined.

Veteran striker Jack Lester could be on for his first start of the season. The 36-year-old has scored a couple of goals in his half-dozen sub appearances this season, totalling only around 110 minutes, confirming his overall value to the squad.

Craig Westcarr has found some form as well, scoring in his last two appearances, at Gillingham and at York on Saturday. His last home goal came in last season’s 4-0 demolition against Wycombe.

Fellow striker Marc Richards, however, is still searching for his first goal for the club despite starting every game to date. The former Barnsley and Port Vale goal poacher is a notoriously slow starter when he moves clubs.

His quickest goal after moving permanently to a club was in his eighth game when joining Barnsley in 2005. That came in mid-October against Blackpool so, despite a slow start to his time at the Proact, it’s nothing new for the 30-year-old.