Owl Caolan set to face the Blades

MK Dons vs Chesterfield -Caolan Lavery celebrates his goal giving Chesterfield the lead  - Pic By James Williamson
MK Dons vs Chesterfield -Caolan Lavery celebrates his goal giving Chesterfield the lead - Pic By James Williamson

Sheffield Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery is on course for a final-day decider against Sheffield United, after extending his loan stay at Chesterfield until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old striker will remain at the Proact Stadium until the end of the regular season - and Paul Cook’s men face United on the last day, in a game which could possibly have huge implications on the play-off picture.

Lavery’s last-minute winner against MK Dons last Tuesday was his third goal for Spireites, having previously scored the winner at Notts County and in the comfortable 3-0 victory over Fleetwood Town.

At present he’s keeping another January signing, Byron Harrison, out of the starting line-up whilst Paul Cook’s confidence in Lavery was confirmed when he allowed Armand Gnanduillet to move out on loan to Oxford United.

Cook is now planning for two home games in four days; Gillingham come to town next Tuesday following Coventry City’s visit at the weekend.

Barring a couple of friendlies in 1974 and 2011, it will be the Sky Blues’ first competitive visit to Chesterfield since 1960, a game Spireites won 4-1 with a team featuring all time greats Dave Blakey, Gerry Clarke, Ron Powell, Gerry Sears and Bryan Frear, all in the all time top 20 appearance list. Another man in that company, Jim Smallwood, missed the game with an injury.

Cook himself is a former Coventry player appearing for them for 18 months in the mid-1990s when they were still a Premier League outfit.