Spireites: Smith on track for pre-season return

Chesterfield's Nathan Smith
Chesterfield's Nathan Smith
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Multiple Player of the Year winner Nathan Smith is recovering well after breaking a bone in his foot in the win at Oxford United in March.

The former Yeovil Town player, who extended his contract to the end of next season shortly after picking up his injury, had his pot removed earlier this month.

He said: “The rehab is going well. I’ll start running next week, take it slowly and be ready for pre-season. Jamie Hewitt (physio) is happy with the timing of the recovery.”

With Spireites improving towards the end of the campaign, the Jamaican International left back added: “It was very frustrating to miss the end of last season. We do everything in training to try and prevent any injuries but one thing you can’t protect is a fracture picked up in a match.”

Striker Eoin Doyle is expected to complete his move from Hibernian to the Proact Stadium this week.

The Irishman was given a starting berth in the Scottish FA Cup Final on Sunday and he had a header well saved with the game still goalless.

However he was unable to prevent Celtic going on to win 3-0 at Hampden Park.