Chesterfield boss James Rowe provides injury updates on Jak McCourt, Gavin Gunning, Jack Clarke and Joel Taylor

Chesterfield midfielder Jak McCourt is set for a spell on the sidelines with a muscle injury.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 11:33 am

The 25-year-old, who has been a regular for Town this season, has missed the last three games and is not expected to be back until around April 10.

McCourt re-joined the club at the start of December on a short-term deal but his performances led manager James Rowe to offer him an 18-month contract.

The midfielder has been a consistent performer and has notched two goals so far.

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Jak McCourt is set to be out injured for two weeks.

On McCourt’s injury, Rowe told the DT: “He had another setback but we are hopeful that it won’t be any longer than two weeks.”

Defender Gavin Gunning, who had been in impressive form, injured his hamstring against Sutton United and it was feared he might be out of action long-term but there is some positive news on him.

The 30-year-old is seen as a leader by Rowe and he has been attending matches and giving advice to his teammates before, during and after games.

“Gavin Gunning is making good progress as well,” Rowe said. “He is probably slightly ahead of what we thought. We were thinking longer than two weeks from this period but actually he might come into the same sort of timeframe as Jak. They (McCourt and Gunning) won’t make Eastleigh, I don’t think, but certainly King’s Lynn the following week is a possibility.”

Meanwhile, Joel Taylor has recovered from a knock and is back in contention. Before the Weymouth match Rowe said he was available but he was not selected in the matchday squad.