Spireites' part in safety battle

Two games to go for Spireites, but there'll only be tension in the opponent's camp ahead of kick off time.

Last week's 1-1 draw with Darlington finally ended the play off challenge of Lee Richardson's men, a massive disappointment to all Salter gate connections.

Whilst the anxiety may have all but disappeared from the Chesterfield camp, Keith Alexander's Macclesfield need to at least match Mansfield Town's performance in their home game against Rotherham United to guarantee safety.

Then a week tomorrow, Notts County visit Saltergate and they too could be hanging on to their league status and title of The World's Oldest League Club, though this weekend's fixtures could see them safe by then.

Jack Lester looks set to return to the starting line up at Moss Rose. The 26 goal leading scorer came on as a sub late on against Darlington after his broken nose when he wasn't 100% right. The extra week has seen him return to full fitness so he looks set to feature in what could be an attacking Spireites line up.

On loan Blades defender Ryan Cresswell limped off in the second half last week after twisting an ankle knock whilst playing in Macc's 1-0 loss at Bury and he could miss his first game for the club after moving to Cheshire in January.

Richardson announced yesterday that six of his current players will be allowed to leave this summer. Long serving Alan O'Hare and Adam Smith have struggled to make an impact in the last couple of years whilst experienced duo Kevin Gray and Kevin Cooper have started just a dozen league games for the club between them. Former Youth players Jamie Jackson and Josh Law are also on their way.

He also revealed that new deals had been offered to Janos Kovacs, Phil Picken, Derek Niven, Peter Leven and Steve Fletcher but no decision hadbeen reached on Bruce Dyer.

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