Chesterfield awaiting news on injured players ahead of King's Lynn Town clash

It is ‘touch and go’ whether a number of Chesterfield players will be fit for Tuesday night’s clash against King’s Lynn Town.

Gavin Gunning will be assessed ahead of the game against King's Lynn Town.
Gavin Gunning will be assessed ahead of the game against King's Lynn Town.

The Spireites are eighth in the National League and just one point off the play-offs with four games to go.

Fraser Kerr went off with an ankle injury in the first-half of the win against Woking and fellow defender Gavin Gunning was struggling with his groin towards the end.

“There are quite a few players who are touch and go for tomorrow evening so let’s just see how the next 24 hours unfold,” Rowe said.

“It is a fine balance because we are at the business end but we don’t want to risk players for the rest of the season.”

Kerr was seen wearing a protective boot after the game and is having a scan today.

The centre-back suffered the injury in a tackle in the opening 45 at the Kingfield Stadium.

“We will know more in the next 24 hours,” Rowe explained.

“It was a full-blooded tackle and that is what I want from my players.

“I am sure the supporters want us to be fully committed which Fraser was in that challenge but unfortunately he has come out the wrong end of it and had to come off.”

On Gunning, Rowe added: “We are assessing it now.

“We are hoping he will train today with a view to tomorrow.”

The injuries are mounting up for the Blues now and they might be forced to finish the season with a makeshift back line.

But Rowe said he did not want to moan about it too much and wants to stay positive.

“It is part and parcel of football,” he said.

“We have got a strong squad here and whoever gets the opportunity tomorrow needs to take it because we are at the crunch time of the season.

“Whoever plays or comes on needs to play to their maximum.”

King’s Lynn have not won any of their last nine matches but Rowe is wary of them.

He added: “I am sure they are building towards next season so they are going to come here and have a right go.

“We need to bring the energy tomorrow and we need to put our home form right.”