Chesterfield: Spireites chief explains Ryan decision

Torquay midfielder Joss Labadie has been slapped with a 10-match ban following his bite on Chestefield player Ollie Banks during their recent league clash.
Torquay midfielder Joss Labadie has been slapped with a 10-match ban following his bite on Chestefield player Ollie Banks during their recent league clash.

Spireites manager Paul Cook revealed after Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at AFC Wimbledon that midfielder Jimmy Ryan’s withdrawal with over 20 minutes remaining wasn’t due to an injury.

Cook said: “I don’t want to tell you why I had to take Jimmy off, but sometimes nature takes its coursee told the bench that he needed to go to the toilet! It’s funny now but if we’d lost I wouldn’t be laughing.”

Ryan’s misfortune allowed new loan man Daniel Kearns to have a debut run out and, predominantly playing on the left of the three attacking midfielders, the Peterborough man looked sharp and delivered several decent crosses.

However, Chesterfield’s lack of invention in front of goal that prevented them from taking maximum points.

Cook said: “If you watch us regularly the biggest criticism you’d have is a lack of a cutting edge. It’s been the same all season.”

Torquay midfielder Joss Labadie has been banned for 10 games following his bite on Spireites midfielder Ollie Banks in the recent game at the Proact Stadium.