Chesterfield: Cook rules out Davies return for start of season

Craig Davies top scored for the Spireites during his one season with the club
Craig Davies top scored for the Spireites during his one season with the club
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Paul Cook has indicated that he doesn’t expect former striker Craig Davies to be with the club at the start of the season.

Whilst refusing to state whether enquires had or hadn’t been made about bringing the Bolton Wanderers man to the Proact Stadium, the manager did state that the ex-Barnsley man, who top scored for Spireites in their 2010-11 Championship season, wouldn’t be a part of the squad for the club’s August 9th kick off at Leyton Orient.

He also refused to comment on links with NEC Nijmegen’s Michael Higdon but did say that one major target had ‘got away,’ that could well refer to either Jordan Hughill who moved from Port Vale to Preston or James Wallace, who switched to the Blades from Tranmere Rovers. Both were on Cook’s radar.

Accrington Stanley keeper Ian Dunbavin is likely to sign up for the club when the players and management return from Portugal next week. The man who was on loan at Chesterfield in the second half of last season looks set to return, which will allow rookie keeper Aaron Chapman to go out and get more experience with Accrington possibly being interested.

Cook, having extended the deals of Dan Gardner and Sam Morsy during the summer, is also hoping to talk to other key squad members who have just one more year on their existing contract. Midfielder Jimmy Ryan is likely to be at the top of that particular target list.

Ollie Banks, injured in the JPT Final at Wembley, won’t be fit enough to be considered for the Orient game on 9th August, but he will be available soon after.