Chesterfield will be looking to add to the four points they won over Easter when Gillingham visit Saltergate tomorrow.
Following the win over Crewe and the draw at Cheltenham, Lee Richard-son is sweating over the fitness of goalkeeper Barry Roche. The 6'4" Irishman had a freak fall at home and twisted his ankle, so will have to pass a late fitness test. Michael Jordan stands by.
Caretaker Richardson said, "We hope it is not too serious but we won't know until later who will actually play in goal against Gilling-ham."
French defender Seb Grimaldi returned to training after a bout of flu but picked up a knee injury so he's out along with Mark Allott (hamstring) and Adam Smith (knee), but Richardson is able to call on Jamie Jackson (flu) and Phil Picken (ankle).
There has been no adverse reaction following Jamie Ward's return to first team action after his hamstring strain and Alan O'Hare is fully fit again after his lengthy absence with a broken ankle. On-loan Nicky Rizzo will be looking for a recall to the starting line up after an impressive debut last Saturday, but lack of match fitness and subsequent stiffness saw him on the subs' bench at Whaddon Road.
Spireites, three points behind Cheltenham (away at Oldham) and Orient (home to Doncaster), are desperate to take maximum points from the fixture against a side whose Easter Monday win over Bristol City lifted their tally to 52 points and almost certain safety, though manager Ronnie Jepson refuses to acknowledge this until it is a mathematical certainty.
Gillingham, who have the worst away record in League One, are without tricky winger Matt Jarvis and defender Duncan Jupp but they'll give late tests to ex-Blade Gary Mulligan, Dean McDonald and on-loan Forest winger Felix Bastiens. They can also call on keeper Romain Larrieu after extending his loan spell from Plymouth.
The game is Spireites penultimate home fixture. Only fellow drop zoners Bradford City have to visit Saltergate after tomorrow.