Chesterfield: Happy Dan extends Spireites loan spell

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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook has boosted his attacking options for the remaining League Two games after extending Dan Kearns’ loan from Peterborough United.

The 22-year-old winger has made seven appearances for the Spireites since his March move from their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final opponents.

A happy Kearns has bought in to Chesterfield’s season objectives of promotion to League One and a title challenge, against rivals Scunthorpe United and Rochdale.

He lined up for his fourth start in a blue shirt on Saturday as the Spireites came from behind to beat Hartlepool United 2-1 on the road, as results elsewhere went in their favour.

It means Chesterfield are assured of at least a top-seven finish this season with four games remaining, starting with Friday’s visit of Exeter City to the Proact Stadium.

Paul Tisdale’s Exeter side are in the midst of a relegation battle, two points ahead of second-from-bottom Northampton Town ahead of a tricky final four fixtures.

However, having spent the majority of the campaign in the top three, Chesterfield are looking up after establishing a five-point gap over fourth-placed Fleetwood Town.

“I’m happy to get the loan extended to the end of the season. The main aim is to get promotion and then hopefully push on to try and win the title,” said Kearns, who will be available for games against Exeter, Dagenham, Burton Albion and Fleetwood.