Chesterfield: Spireites ace Jay O’Shea and his ‘Shearer’ strike

Jay O'Shea's volley
Jay O'Shea's volley

Two-goal Chesterfield hero Jay O’Shea has acknowledged the part one of the all-time greats played in his stunning volleyed finish lastSaturday.

The Irishman said of his 17th-minute wonder-goal: “I didn’t really have much time to think about it.

“I just saw it come out of the air and I thought ‘I’m going to hit this’.

“I was watching Alan Shearer’s best goals the previous night and I don’t think I would have hit it but for watching that.

“His goals are miles ahead. He scored some great goals.”

Shearer, who played for Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle, is the Premier League’s all time record goalscorer.

The win at Millwall leaves Dean Saunders’ side on ten points, exactly the same tally as they had after five matches last season.

The Spireites went on to win their sixth game, a 4-1 come-from-behind victory over Scunthorpe United.

That game featured a goal from Sam Morsy, a scenario Chesterfield fans would love to see repeated this weekend against Wigan Athletic.

It would mean the club had managed to keep hold of their skipper by the close this evening of the transfer window.

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Championship pace setters Brighton & Hove Albion are believed to be keen on prizing the ex-Port Vale midfielder from the Proact Stadium.

But there’s no pressure to sell following the summer sales of Gary Roberts, Sam Clucas and Tendayi Darikwa, though, with Morsy being in his final season under contract, an offer of the right magnitude would be hard to turn down.

The extent of Drew Talbot’s ankle injury will be further assessed today. Saunders indicated that he twisted his ankle when he stood on a ball in last Friday’s training session.

Lee Novak is back in full training after missing the trip to South London. The loanee from Birmingham City picked up a facial injury against Rochdale and concussion concerns meant he wasn’t risked against Millwall.