Lester reveals latest on injured midfielder

Chesterfield midfielder Giles Coke is ahead of schedule and could be back in action '˜quite soon.'

Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 5:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 5:31 pm
Giles Coke has signed for Chesterfield (Pic: Tina Jenner)

The ex Sheffield Wednesday man has played just once since signing for the Spireites on 1st February.

He suffered a hamstring injury on his debut against Cambridge United - his first competitive outing in two years.

And in attempting to come back from the initial knock, he damaged his Achilles.

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But there’s light at the end of the tunnel, albeit at the very end of the season.

Boss Jack Lester said: “He’s coming along very well.

“He’s another one ahead of schedule and fighting to get back quite soon.

“It’ll be at least two weeks but he’s a bit like Evo, that’s what you get with these players.”

Lester praised Coke, who celebrated the arrival of a baby this week, and fellow injury victim Ian Evatt, for striving to get back into first team action.

“There’s a date the doctors and surgeons say and these players say no I’m going to be quicker than that,” he said.

“They’re both doing that and I admire their desire to put themselves in the firing line.”