CHESTERFIELD: New boy Liam Ridehalgh tipped to lift Spireites

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Chesterfield manager John Sheridan believe new loan signing Liam Ridehalgh is set to be a major player in the squad.

The 20-year-old, borrowed from Huddersfield Town, initially for a month, made his second debut for the club as a sub on Saturday against Rotherham United. He was a regular in the team in the second half of last season in his initial loan spell.

Sheridan said: “Liam needs football and we needed a left-sided player. Obviously Liam knows us, Huddersfield have helped us out and he can play left-back, left-midfield as well as at left side centre-half, so he can help us get some positive results.”

Assistant Tommy Wright added: “When Liam came on against Rotherham, we were looking to tighten up on that left side and Liam got one or two crosses in so it worked well.”

Spireites, still searching for their first win, have a tough assignment at Gillingham, who have a 100 per cent record. Martin Allen’s side won their Capital One Cup game at Bristol City and have subsequently beaten Bradford City, Wycombe Wanderers and Dagenham & Redbridge.

Winger or striker Craig Westcarr will return to the squad. He missed for the Millers match due to a family bereavement.