Chesterfield v Walsall team news - O’Neil misses out, John on bench

Southend United vs Chesterfield - Liam O'Neil holds his head in his hands after sending a chance over the bar - Pic By James Williamson
Southend United vs Chesterfield - Liam O'Neil holds his head in his hands after sending a chance over the bar - Pic By James Williamson

Liam O’Neil misses this afternoon’s clash at the Proact between Chesterfield and Walsall.

The Spireites’ defender is suffering from illness and will be replaced in the line-up by Drew Talbot.

Declan John drops to the bench, Jay O’Shea starting.

For the Saddlers there are two changes from the side that lost 3-1 to Barnsley, Anthony Forde and Bryn Morris on the bench, with Rico Henry and Jordy Hiwula coming in.

Chesterfield: Lee, Hird, Liddle, O’Shea, Novak, Talbot, Dimaio, Donahue, Anderson, Banks, Ariyibi. Subs: Ebanks-Blake, Humphreys, Chapman, Simons, Raglan, Slew, John.

Walsall: Etheridge, Demetriou, Taylor, O’Connor, Downing, Chambers, Mantom, Bradshaw, Sawyers, Henry, Hiwula. Subs: Macgillivray, Forde, Lalkovic, Preston, Flanagan, Kinsella, Morris.