Griffiths returns as Sheridan rings changes

Chesterfield v Shrewsbury Town Scott Griffiths
Chesterfield v Shrewsbury Town Scott Griffiths

A flurry of ins and outs has seen changes to John Sheridan’s first-team squad.

Peterborough United defender Scott Griffiths has re-joined Chesterfield FC on loan until January and made his debut in the 1-0 derby defeat against Sheffield United.

Popular midfielder Derek Niven, the club’s longest-serving player, has returned from his loan spell at Northampton Town while teenage striker Jordan Burrow is back at the B2net having successfully completing his loan spell with Boston United.

In addition, Ben Watkiss is back from his spell with Mickleover Sports.

Two other loanees have returned to their parent clubs – defender Jonathan Grounds to Middlesbrough and midfielder Lee Johnson to Bristol City. Both completed their loan spells with the Spireites last weekend.

Also moving in the other direction is midfielder Jamie Lowry who has joined Crewe Alexandra on loan until January 9. The deal is subject to a 28-day recall.

Griffiths, 25, won over the B2net faithful when he made 33 appearances for the Spireites on loan from the Posh last year before returning to London Road at the end of the season.

Former youth team player Burrow, 19, spent two months with the Pilgrims, scoring twice in 11 appearances, seven of which came as a substitute.

His two goals both proved to be match-winners, a header claiming victory over Droylsden in September and another headed effort securing victory against Workington in October.

Boston joint manager Lee Cannonville said Burrow had done ‘very well’ and added: “If anything comes up in the future, we would be delighted to have him back.’’

Former trainee Lowery, 24, has made more than 120 appearances for the Spireites and scored 12 goals.

He made his debut for Crewe in their 1-0 win over Hereford on Saturday.