Jetlag fear for Spireites’ Jamaica star Smith

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Spireites boss John Sheridan will assess left back Nathan Smith after his trip to the Caribbean to play for Jamaica before deciding on the team to face Notts County at home tomorrow

The former Yeovil man received rave reviews for his performance in the Reggae Boyz 2-1 loss in Honduras on Tuesday but a flight back to Jamaica and then a middle of the night flight back home could have taken its toll.

Former County man Craig Westcarr will also have to prove his fitness to get the nod to face his previous club. The striker was replaced at half-time in the defeat at Hillsborough with a minor groin injury. He’s expected to be fit but Jordan Bowery, who had Plymouth Argyle inquiring earlier in the week about a possible loan deal, stands by as the hosts look to end a run of three straight league losses.

Notts, who beat Hartlepool to move into the play-off zone last Sunday, have the League Two Manager of the Month, Martin Allen, in charge. He will have to decide whether to recall talismanic striker Lee Hughes to the side. The former Oldham man, who played under Sheridan, has been on the bench for the last two games, including a Johnstone’s loss against Chesterfield, has just signed an extended contract.

He’s been kept out of the side by a resurgent Karl Hawley, who ended a goal drought against Spireites and followed that with a brace against Hartlepool, plus Buxton born Ben Burgess, who is fit again.

Danny Whitaker is also likely to return to Spireites side after being a sub at Hillsborough. Dean Morgan could be the man to make way.