Danny boy back in town for Trophy clash

CHESTERFIELD host former player Danny Wilson's Hartlepool United tonight (7.30) in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

With competition rules now demanding that managers select a side made up predominantly of first teamers, otherwise a fine will be forthcoming, Lee Richardson will have a headache with his chosen 11.

Having won at Oldham in this competition last season with a weakened side, Chesterfield know the financial penalties associated with over zealous squad rotation, but Richardson is without skipper Aaron Downes whilst three men left the park suffering from a variety of ailments during the win over Wycombe.

Jamie Lowry (blisters) should be available but Phil Picken (ankle) and Peter Leven (groin) are not likely to be on show.

They join Nicky Travis (ankle), Gareth Davies (toe) and Jamie Ward (hamstring) on the injury list though Davies received news from the hospital on Saturday morning that he can start running again after breaking a toe in pre-season.

Likely to come into the side are club captain Kevin Gray and George Santos with the option of playing three centre-backs looking a possibility.