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Midfielder sore, but in contention for Stags game after shoulder ‘popped back in’

Picture by Howard Roe/AHPIX.com;Football;League One;'10/04/2018  KO  7.45pm; copyright picture;Howard Roe;07973 739229'                         'Chesterfield midfielder Jak McCourt is helped to his feet after suffering a suspected discolated shoulder during the match between Morecambe and Chesterfield.
Picture by Howard Roe/AHPIX.com;Football;League One;'10/04/2018 KO 7.45pm; copyright picture;Howard Roe;07973 739229' 'Chesterfield midfielder Jak McCourt is helped to his feet after suffering a suspected discolated shoulder during the match between Morecambe and Chesterfield.

Jak McCourt dislocated his shoulder this week at Morecambe but he’s still in contention for today’s game against Mansfield Town.

The 22-year-old was injured in Tuesday night’s game and having disclocated it before and required surgery while at Northampton, Town were worried it would be a long lay-off.

Boss Jack Lester revealed yesterday that the news was better than expected, and McCourt may even be in line for a place in today’s squad.

“He’s okay. He had a little run around today, we’ll make a late decison on him,” said Lester.

“It’s disclocated, he’s done it before.

“When you dislocate something, sometimes you get bits of tendons coming away with it, but it was very clean. It popped back in. He’s sore but it’s nowhere near as bad as we’ve thought.

“He’s in contention.”

McCourt has played 36 times this season for the Spireites, scoring six goals.