SPIREITES: Danny Wilson refuses to guarantee Armand Gnanduillet a first team place at Chesterfield

Chesterfield vs Barnsley - Armand Gnanduillet - Photo By James Williamson
Chesterfield vs Barnsley - Armand Gnanduillet - Photo By James Williamson

Danny Wilson has refused to give Armand Gnanduillet any guarantees over a first team place at Chesterfield.

The striker returned from his loan spell at Stevenage where he scored six in 16 appearances for the League Two side under the management of former England striker Teddy Sheringham.

Spireites boss Wilson revealed there had already been enquiries for Gnanduillet, who has predominantly been used from the bench at the Proact Stadium since arriving in January 2013.

Wilson said: “We’ve had a couple of enquiries for him but nothing’s happened at this moment in time. We’ll wait and see how that one pans out between now and the end of January.

“If nothing happens he’ll become part of the squad. We will listen to people who want him. From Armand’s point of view, he wants a guarantee to be in the starting line up.

“I can’t guarantee that, I can’t guarantee anyone that. We’ve thankfully got strikers in at the moment, if anything were to happen we have adequate cover in that position.”

Gnanduillet has trained this week and could be part of the Chesterfield squad travelling north to face Wigan on Saturday looking for a third consecutive win in League One.

Spireites are full of confidence at present after hammering Shrewsbury Town then overcoming play-off hopefuls Rochdale in two wins that have breathed fresh life into the players.

Lee Novak, on a season’s long loan from Championship side Birmingham City, has ten in 21 games this campaign is in form alongside Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who has eight in 26 appearances.

Both were on target in the defeat of Rochdale at Spotland.

Wilson added: “That’s always the biggest bonus you can have, as a manager and coach, when you have people in key areas performing. They do breed confidence when they are getting goals.

“As much as you can pat them on the back and say ‘well done’ they’ll always look at the goals tally. Thankfully the last two or three games they’ve come up trumps and the confidence is sky high for the boys.”