Spireites rejig as Niven's in light training

LEE Richardson will be without Alan Goodall, who is suspended, and Derek Niven, who has testicular cancer, at Gillingham tomorrow.

The latest news on Niven is more positive. He will undergo one chemotherapy session in a couple of weeks after being given the green light to resume light training, though he's not expected to return to full training until after the New Year.

Midfielder Lloyd Kerry looks to have shaken off the ankle injury that kept him out of the abandoned Droylsden FA cup game and he's expected in the starting 11, with Paul Harsley most likely to make way.

Although the Droylesden game lasted only 45 minutes before fog intervened with the non-leaguers 1-0 up, Richard-son knows his side was well off an acceptable pace.

Changes could be on the cards, especially after having thrown away a two- goal lead to lose at Bradford City in their previous game.

Gregor Robertson and Phil Picken will be most likely to be considered for a recall, having been on the sidelines during Spireites' seven-game unbeaten run that ended at Valley Parade.

Gillingham, five points and three places ahead of Chester-field can recall Nicky Southall, who was cup-tied for the 0-0 home draw with Stockport.

Spireites are hoping for good news on 12-goal leading scorer Jamie Ward, aged 22, yet to sign a new contract.

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