Chesterfield FC set for Trophy quarter final

Jimmy Ryan celebrates after seeing his free-kick deflected into the Daventry goal. Pictured by Tina Jenner Chesterfield v Daventry Town.
Jimmy Ryan celebrates after seeing his free-kick deflected into the Daventry goal. Pictured by Tina Jenner Chesterfield v Daventry Town.

Chesterfield FC face Rochdale at the Proact Stadium this evening, Tuesday, November 12, in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Manager Paul Cook’s side ended a five-match winless run with victory over non-league Daventry in the FA Cup on Saturday and the manager will not want to upset a winning team as they go into the Northern Section quarter-final.

So Jimmy Ryan, who scored the second goal at the weekend, is expected to continue despite being one booking away from an automatic one-match ban, as is defender Liam Cooper.

Midfielder Sam Morsy remains absent as he continues his recovery from a torn medial cruciate ligament, which will keep him sidelined until the new year.

Dale striker Graham Cummins will return to contention for the trip to Chesterfield.

Cummins, on-loan from Preston, was not given permission to play by his parent club in the weekend FA Cup win at Torquay.

Manager Keith Hill, who still without injured skipper Peter Cavanagh, has no new injury or suspension concerns, but has promised to make changes again as his side do battle on three fronts.