Smalley set to return for tough test

CHESTERFIELD are preparing for a tough trip to Shrewsbury Town at the weekend.

Defender Ian Breckin is expecting Graham Turner's men to make life difficult for the table-toppers. "They're one of the better footballing teams in the league. They like to knock it about a bit," they said.

"They came back to 4-3 here earlier this season (from 4-0) so it'll be a tough game, especially with them being at home. But we feel that home or away we'll go for the win, so that's what we'll be doing."

Manager John Sheridan has indicated that Deane Smalley will start at The Greenhous Stadium. The man borrowed from Oldham Athletic was star man in the win at Southend, scoring a goal to add to the one he scored, as a sub, in the previous game at Accrington. However he was back on the bench for the weekend win over Stevenage. Jack Lester is likely to make way this Saturday.

Chesterfield's subs and fringe players will be able to prepare for the game this afternoon when what's likely to be a reserve line-up in the Derbyshire FA Senior Cup quarter-final take on Derby County at the B2net (2pm).

Missing will be ankle victims Dean Morgan and Scott Boden, though Scott Griffiths should play after his return from Peterborough on loan.

Jamie Lowry should also notch up 90 more minutes as he prepares for a first-team comeback after 15 months out.

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