John Sheridan’s squad for the match with Ronnie Moore’s Rotherham United will give him a positive selection headache that will be envied by plenty of rival managers.
Last week, at Crewe, where Spireites lost 2-0, his starting line-up didn’t include plenty of star names. Jack Lester, Mark Allott, Dwayne Mattis, Ian Breckin, Scott Griffiths and Jamie Lowry, 24 today, all currently fit and all players who would walk into just about any other League Two side, all come into contention this evening.
Lester, Allott and Griffiths are the most likely to return with the most vulnerable of last week’s starters looking like Derek Niven plus loan men Ian Morris and Kieran Djilali.
Dean Morgan looks set to switch from striker to wide midfield as he hopes to recreate the form shown in his last B2net appearance when he was outstanding in the 4-1 win over then 2nd placed Wycombe Wanderers.
Former Rotherham loan man Dean Holden should continue at centre half. His acquisition after he was freed from Shrewsbury has been one of Spireites best moves this season.
Millers are the only one of the top eight sides to have beaten Spireites this season, so Sheridan’s men will be looking for revenge.
Whatever the result of the match, which will be played out in front of a sell-out crowd including 2,500 Millers fans, the bookies are sure Chesterfield will make the step up to League One. The best odds you’ll find for them to win promotion are 1-19 with plenty offering significantly worse value than that.