Boss provides update on injured Spireites

Martin Allen is unsure when one of his right-backs will recover from injury but another should be fit for Saturday.

Thursday, 19th July 2018, 8:39 am
Chesterfield Fc 1st training session 2018 - 19 season. Drew Talbot.

Both Drew Talbot and Brad Barry missed out on Tuesday night when the Spireites travelled to Gainsborough Trinity.

Allen provided an update after the game, in which midfielder Sam Wedgbury played at right-back.

“Drew has a niggling problem in his hamstring,” said the Town boss.

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“I’m not sure how long he’s going to be out with that, he just can’t get to the final stage to overcome that injury.

“I’m hoping Bradley is fit to play on Saturday.”

Tuesday’s game included worrying scenes in the second half when goalkeeper Shwan Jalal came off, limping slightly.

But Allen says it was a precautionary measure.

“I think he’s alright Shwan, he just had a bit of tightness in his calf.

“When that’s the case I don’t ever mess about.

“He could have carried on but I don’t like injuries at this time of year.

“We’ve done a lot of work to stop the players getting injured so we looked after him, got him straight off.

“It was good for Joe (Anyon) to go on and complete the set of everyone getting minutes.”