Sheridan ponders changes after injuries to veteran Spireites duo

Fitness concern: Jack Lester is unlikely to feature at Stockport.
Fitness concern: Jack Lester is unlikely to feature at Stockport.
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Spireites travel to rock bottom Stockport County tonight aiming to get back to winning ways after the home draw with Bradford City.

Manager John Sheridan looks set to be without Simon Ford (knee), a league ever present this season, and Jack Lester (hamstring). Both men were replaced during the weekend game and the trip to Edgeley Park looks to be too early for them to shake off the effects.

Javan Vidal and Deane Smalley will come in should the experienced pair fail to make the grade.

Ian Morris, who played the full game at Gillingham last week, could also get the nod after Derek Niven replaced him for the Bradford game.

County, hit for four at the Don Valley Stadium on Saturday, have not won since November. They lost 4-1 at the B2net a month ago and conceded 25 goals in January, seven of them to Rotherham United. Midfielder Danny Whitaker is enjoying the fast and furious fixture list: “I prefer it that way, obviously I enjoy it if we go out there and play our football and stay top of the league, long may it continue. It helps if you’re winning, you just want the games to keep coming.

“It’s tougher on some of the older players like Jack Lester or Ian Breckin, it’s tough on them but we just need to keep together and keep going. Every game is difficult so we need to go to Stockport full of confidence, like always, and just try and do our best.”

County caretaker Peter Ward said: “Maybe the free-flowing football that we like to play might have to change for the run in. There’s still a lot to play for and we owe it to the fans of to work hard and turn results around.”

Bristol City have signed striker Andy Keogh on a three-month loan from Wolves.

Keogh recently returned to the Barclays Premier League club from a loan spell at Cardiff and Wolves have agreed to let him go back out to City, where they feel he will benefit from playing more matches.

The 24-year-old made just 18 appearances since moving to Cardiff in August.

Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Robbie Findley after the USA international secured a visa to move to England.

The 25-year-old agreed to join the Championship promotion chasers on a free transfer last month after leaving MLS side Real Salt Lake. Findley was granted a work permit earlier this month and is now free to relocate to Nottingham.

Scunthorpe have signed Forest striker Joe Garner on loan for the rest of the season and he goes straight into the squad for Tuesday’s trip to Middlesbrough.