Don’t get too comfortable Dion...

Chesterfield's Dion Donohue battles with Walsall's Jason McCarthy
Chesterfield's Dion Donohue battles with Walsall's Jason McCarthy

Dion Donohue had need not get comfortable in any one position in the Spireites formation.

Gary Caldwell says he will use the 23-year-old wherever he needs to, just like he used one of his former charges at a previous club.

“I think every game will determine where he’s best suited for the needs of the team,” said the boss.

“I had a player at Wigan, Chris McCann, a left footed player who had played his whole career in midfield.

“I played him left-back, left wing-back, left centre-back and he was a fantastic player for the team.”

Donohue’s ability to play left-back, centre-half or in central midfield is the kind of selection headache Caldwell welcomes.

“I love having players like that, who give me options for how I want to play,” he said.

“Dion reminds me of Chris a lot, the way he plays the game.”

The Welshman came to the club as a central midfielder and admits that’s his preferred position, but he was predominantly deployed as a left-back by Danny Wilson before Caldwell used him in a back three and in the middle of the park.

Donohue has made 38 appearances this season for Chesterfield, scoring one goal.