Veteran Lester back for Spireites’ must-win match

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Having lost bustling midfielder David Davis after Wolves recalled him, John Sheridan has been desperately trying to find a replacement.

The Spireites’ manager will be hoping to add to his roster ahead of the trip to Stevenage tomorrow, where his side will have to battle harder than in most games.

The Hertfordshire side, now under former Colorado Rapids supremo Gary Smith, are in the play-off hunt having made the step up to League One via a similar route last term.

Despite a decent point at Preston in midweek, other results meant Chesterfield lost ground and Sheridan said his side ‘needs to go to Stevenage and win.’

Jack Lester, rested for the Deepdale game, will return and right back James Hurst is also set for a recall after overcoming an ankle injury and featuring in a midweek reserves win over Huddersfield Town.

Simon Ford could be used whilst Jamie Lowry and Derek Niven could also be considered for a game that’s expected to be a physical one.

Despite bagging a brace in the reserves, Dean Morgan won’t be involved in Spireites’ action at Broadhall Way. The talented but frequently frustrating striker has joined Oxford United on loan for a month having been in and out of Chesterfield’s squad this season as a result of injury and patchy form.

Borough could give a debut to Ghana international striker Patrick Agyemang. He has joined them on loan from QPR having not featured in a first team game since a loan spell at Millwall in October. He has not played a full 90 minutes since August.

He could team up with Jordan Slew, who missed the midweek cup defeat at Spurs having being cup-tied. The former Blades teenager made his Stevenage bow last week in the 1-1 draw at Exeter having been borrowed from Blackburn Rovers.