Chesterfield: Armand set to lead line against Shrews

Armand Gnanduillet
Armand Gnanduillet

Spireites are at Shrewsbury Town this afternoon and manager Paul Cook could well start with Armand Gnanduillet in the lone striking role.

The 22 year old French born Ivorian, has come off the bench for 36 of his 52 first team appearances.

He’s scored nine goals, mainly as part of a front two, but started the game at Matlock in midweek in that one-man role, and scored.

Gnanduillet (right) played in the same position in the second half at Buxton.

His manager commented: “Armand showed a couple of glimpses of what we see regularly, it was good for him to get a goal.

He’s very much one we think is ‘for the future’ and the kid’s got to go through pain to get to where he wants to get.

“In football, minutes on the pitch are what are important and the scenario I’d like to happen is for him to go out on loan early on and play regular football but that’s dependent on us bringing a striker or two in.

“We just keep working towards that, but we gave Armand some confidence by starting him at Matlock, he nicked a goal and another couple of confidence boosters will do him the power of good.”