Spireites strike pair out

Chesterfield, without a midweek game after a hectic September schedule that saw them play eight games during the month, will have to prepare for Saturday's game at out-of-sorts Leyton Orient, without two of their first choice players.

Caleb Folan and Phil Picken are suspended for the trip to East London, Folan for the red card received in the weekend win at Brighton whilst Picken has amassed five bookings.

In addition, the injury list includes striker Paul Shaw, so boss Roy McFarland will be working this week's training sessions around a front two likely to be Wayne Allison and Colin Larkin, last season's first choice pairing.

There could well be rich pickings at Brisbane Road, next-to- bottom Orient having conceded an average of three goals a game in their last five outings.

McFarland will no doubt be scouring the transfer market this week for potential cover.

He said: "There's not a day goes by when I'm not looking at the transfer market. Let me assure all our supporters that we're looking at the market continually,"

Last Saturday's man of the match, Aaron Downes, is pleased to have a break.

He said: "I'm looking forward to having a Wednesday off. Most of us prefer playing to training but it's good to get a free midweek, to be able to relax and take your mind off football for a couple of days."

Chesterfield's Youth team are in action at Saltergate tonight against Hinckley United in the firsdt round of the Midland Youth Cup (7.15pm).