Arismendi lined up for first start


Diego Arismendi may be given a start when promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town visit the B2net tonight.

Arismendi joined the Terriers on loan from Stoke last week and came on as a second-half substitute in their fortunate 1-1 draw at Colchester on Saturday.

A Uruguayan international, Arismendi, 24, cost the Potters £2.5m, and Town boss Simon Grayson may be tempted to see what he can bring to the party against Chesterfield.

If the McAlpine side are to clinch an automatic promotion place they will really have to step on the gas.

They are handily placed in fourth spot and a play-off berth looks almost guaranteed but they are five points behind third-placed Sheffield Wednesday.

Lee Clark’s four-year tenure was brought to an end after Huddersfield, though having been up among the chasing pack all season, suffered a home defeat against Sheffield United.

They had only lost three times in 55 games but there had been too many draws, according to his detractors.

Clark was replaced by former Leeds boss Grayson and since then, Town have been unbeaten, winning two and drawing four including the game at Colchester.

They were 1-0 down in Essex after three minutes and had a big let off in the 88th minute when Colchester missed a penalty, which would have made it 2-0.

Then right at the death Magnus Okunghae headed into his own net to make it 1-1.

When the teams take to the B2net pitch for this evening’s 7.45pm kick off, Chesterfield FC fans are likely to give a warm north Derbyshire welcome to Huddersfield’s Jack Hunt.

The defender made 23 appearances for the Spireites last season and played an important part in the championship winning season.

At the other end of the pitch, Spireites defenders will need to keep dangerman Jordon Rhodes quiet. The potent frontman has netted an incredible 33 times this season in 34 appearances.

Chesterfield draw 1-1 with MK Dons at the weekend.

Drew Talbot gave John Sheridan’s men an early lead but Jay O’Shea levelled the scores in the second half.

Blues keeper Tommy Lee made a string of impressive saves to preserve the point which left Chesterfield on the bottom of the League One table, four points adrift of the drop zone.

Making his debut for the home team in that game was Belgian midfielder Franck Moussa, who has been signed on loan from Leicester City until the end of the season.