FRIDAY FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Chesterfield Spireites, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County

Sammy Morsy celebrates his second goal of the week for the Spireites by Tina Jenner Fleetwood v Chesterfield JPT Area Final

Sammy Morsy celebrates his second goal of the week for the Spireites by Tina Jenner Fleetwood v Chesterfield JPT Area Final

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Match previews as the Spireites get ready for their clash against Scunthorpe ... plus today’s football rumours and back pages:

Following an enthralling trophy win against Fleetwood Town, Chesterfield prepare to do battle with another one of their promotion rivals. Spireites travel to Glanford Park tomorrow to take on a Scunthorpe United side unbeaten in their last 13 games in a top of the table clash. Full story: DT

THEY are League Two’s top team - Chesterfield. Not just when it comes to the league table, but the form book as well. Full story: ScunthorpeTelegraph

With their blip seemingly behind them and a trip to Wembley almost in the bag, Chesterfield are a club on the up. Fan JONO DAVIES reveals why he’s confident the Spireites are destined to return to League One. Full story: ScunthorpeTelegraph

Nigel Clough has drawn-up a short-list of three potential signings as Sheffield United prepare to enter the emergency loan market. Full story: TheStar

So how come a team that can barely scrape a point away from home in the league can win four consecutive away games in the FA Cup, two of them against – admittedly poor – Premier League opposition? Full story: TheStar

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray still retains hope of bringing Sunderland striker Connor Wickham back to the club. Full story: Sky

Michail Antonio’s return to the squad has given the depleted Owls a major boost as they strive to sign players on loan before tomorrow’s game at Reading and overcome a defence injury crisis. Full story: TheStar

PATRICK Bamford says Derby County’s attacking style was what first attracted him to the club. Full story: DerbyTelegraph

HEAD coach Steve McClaren says Derby County midfielder Paul Coutts is unlikely to see much first-team action this season as he recovers from a serious knee injury. Full story: DerbyTelegraph

And nationally:

www.dailymail.co.uk: Edinson Cavani’s representatives are in London today as the striker considers a summer move away from Paris Saint-Germain. The Uruguay forward is out with a thigh injury which could yet rule him out of their Champions League tie with Bayer Leverkusen.

www.independent.co.uk: West Ham’s co-owner David Gold has claimed the club has been forced to take legal action over Andy Carroll’s red card because they have no alternative.

www.thetimes.co.uk: Newcastle United have suspended Willie Donachie, their reserve-team manager, after he was alleged to have struck one of the club’s young players this week.

www.express.co.uk: MICHAEL LAUDRUP has blasted Swansea over the manner of his sacking and is seeking legal advice against the Welsh club.

www.telegraph.co.uk: England’s first post-Kevin Pietersen team announcement has seen box-office drama replaced by county excellence with the selection of Moeen Ali and Stephen Parry for their World T20 squad and Harry Gurney for the one-day squad for the Caribbean.

www.mirror.co.uk: Rival racers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are working together to dethrone champion Sebastian Vettel.