CHESTERFIELD: Turner and Cook begin blending the Spireites squad together

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THERE’S been plenty of behind the scenes activity at the Proact Stadium as Spireites manager Paul Cook looks to reshape his squad.

Loanees Brennan Dickenson (Brighton) and Jay O’Shea (MK Dons) are back with their parent clubs and Craig Westcarr, lent to Walsall, is back at Chesterfield.

Cook and Chief Executive Chris Turner are hoping the Saddlers can come to some agreement regarding a permanent switch there for Westcarr, and if that gets done, Spireites will look to offer a permanent deal to O’Shea.

Nineteen year old Dickenson is not set to return to North Derbyshire. Turner has indicated there’s been interest in the club’s transfer listed players, defenders Neal Trotman and Terrell Forbes plus striker Scott Boden, whilst youngster Jack Waddle has been loaned to Sheffield FC.

Drew Talbot’s visit to a specialist confirms he’ll be out for four weeks after he broke a toe in the defeat at Wycombe Wanderers. Ever present Talbot had been in Dean Saunders’ sights before the Doncaster boss moved on to Wolves.

Cook is seeking a striker, midfielder and now, no doubt, a right back as he attempts to tighten up the ‘soft underbelly’ he sees in his current squad.

Spireites host Northampton Town at the weekend. Aidy Boothroyd’s side have won their last three matches, though all of them were at their Sixfields Stadium home. Keeper Tommy Lee and defender Liam Cooper were awarded contracts keeping them at the club until 2016 and 2015 respectively at the weekend.