Defender Georg Margreitter’s hamstring problem will keep him out for around a month.
The Austrian has returned to parent club Wolves for a full assessment but he’ll carry out his rehabilitation at Chesterfield, leaving a couple of weeks at the beginning of December before his loan spell expires.
Paul Cook will be hoping that Sam Hird will be fit again by then after his knee injury.
Former FC United of Manchester man Charlie Raglan looks set to continue alongside the available again Ian Evatt for the cup-tie at Braintree Town.
Gary Roberts will be hoping he can shake off his persistent hamstring injury on order to be involved in the first ever meeting of the two clubs.
Midfielder Sam Morsy looked forward to the unknown. He said: “We’re going to take each game as it comes and focus on our game.
“The next match is in the FA Cup and hopefully we can get through to the next round. We need a win now so it’s easy to get yourself up for the game. Our scouts and management will do their research on them and we’ll go there to win the game.”
Manager Cook was at Braintree’s home Conference National match against Grimsby Town on Tuesday evening. The Iron, winless in the league since a 3-1 triumph at Aldershot Town in mid-September, lost 1-0.
Only two of their starting eleven in that game Football League experience; Mitch Brundle played a handful of games on loan at Cheltenham Town whilst on loan from Bristol City, including Spireites magnificent 4-1 win at Whaddon Road last season whilst James Mulley played a handful of games for AFC Wimbledon in 2011.
Ryan Peters, who last played league football for Brentford in 2007 and Charlie Strutton, who played last season at the Proact as a Wimbledon sub, are two others with a handful of starts between them at league level but neither started on Tuesday, though Strutton came off the bench.
The side does look to have quality on paper; numbers 9 & 11 in midweek were Marks and Sparkes!
The first team will be hoping to match their U18 colleagues, led by ex-Owls defender Mark Smith. They won their FA Youth Cup 1st round match against Stocksbridge Park Steels 4-1 at the Proact to earn a tie at AFC Fylde, no date has yet been fixed. Fylde reached the second round for the first time ever with a 2-1 win over Newcastle Benfield to earn a home tie at Kellamergh Park in Warton, between Preston and Lytham.