Spireites: Striker Gnanduillet set to return

Armand Gnanduillet
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French striker Armand Gnanduillet is in contention for a place in the team for tomorrow’s trip to Burton Albion.

The maverick frontman, who’s recently been allowed back to France for a visit, has frequently frustrated Paul Cook with his lack of fitness and how he sometimes conducts himself off the park.

However the manager knows he offers something different, so he’s desperate for him to be involved.

Another who could come in to play is midfielder Craig Clay.

He came off the bench for the reserves on Tuesday after his double hernia operation and he’s likely to be on the bench for the game against the third placed side.

Left-back Nathan Smith remains sidelined with a broken foot but he’s agreed to sign on for next season having had a terrific campaign this term.

Manchester City winger Alex Henshall has extended his loan to the end of the season and will be in the squad for the Pirelli Stadium game.

Cook indicated he’s maintaining an interest in ex-Burton triallist striker Kristian Ramsey-Dickson but he won’t be offering any terms to the 23 year old this season.

He also revealed a striker has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Chesterfield next season, but in respect for the player and his current club, no name has been revealed.

Sam Hird was the only starter from Spireites last match, a 2-1 defeat at Torquay United, not to be involved in the midweek reserves game against Bury, won 5-0 by the League Two side.

However he’s fit and likely to start in central midfield alongside Sam Togwell.

Gary Rowett’s Albion have won an impressive 14 home games and they’ve amassed 43 goals on their own patch this season, prompting Cook to joke: “It’ll not be nil-nil then!”