FRIDAY FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Chesterfield Spireites, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County

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Can the Spireites reclaim a top three spot? Plus today’s football rumours:

Chesterfield’s sights are firmly set on reclaiming a top three spot in League Two when they travel to the division’s basement side Northampton Town. Full story: DT

Joe Widdowson suffered a minor setback to his shoulder injury in a training match this week but will be included in the Cobblers squad for the game against Chesterfield on Saturday. Full story: NorthamptonChronicle

Andy King will stress the merits of a back-to-basics approach to his Cobblers side when they entertain Chesterfield at Sixfields on Saturday (3pm ko). Full story: NorthamptonChronicle

Sheffield United’s Nigel Clough on the FA Cup: ‘It’s about the glory’. Full story: Guardian

Sheffield United face a race against time to ensure John Brayford and Stefan Scougall are eligible for selection when Fulham visit Bramall Lane in the FA Cup. Full story: TheStar

Paul Peschisolido is convinced Sheffield United can spring an FA Cup upset when they entertain another of his former clubs this weekend. Full story: SheffieldTelegraph

Stuart Gray refuses to bask in the pleasure of being chosen as Wednesday’s new manager, insisting: “We’ve achieved nothing yet.” Full story: TheStar

If Rochdale top scorer Scott Hogan shines against the Owls tomorrow then Stocksbridge chairman Allen Bethel will not be surprised. Full story: TheStar

Derby have signed Nuneaton goalkeeper Kelle Roos on a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee, just two months after he joined the Conference Premier side on a free transfer. Full story: BBC

STEVE McClaren was so impressed by Dutch goalkeeper Kelle Roos he told the 21-year-old: “Don’t leave this training ground until you sign.” Full story: DerbyTelegraph

THREE goals in the second half of last night’s FA Youth Cup tie gave Derby County victory over Stoke City and set up a fifth-round home clash with Newcastle United. Full story: DerbyTelegraph