Dean Saunders will be hoping for an impressive and injury free encounter with the Tigers tonight.
Steve Bruce’s Hull City visit the Proact (7.45pm kick-off) for what will be Spireites toughest test to date. Chesterfield have yet to concede a pre-season goal and this evening Tommy Lee is expected to feature after missing the games at Matlock and Buxton as he shook off the last effects of a groin injury.
Back-up keeper Aaron Chapman may also get a run out as he featured in the Open Day training matches on Sunday following an ankle operation at the end of last season.
Only Drew Talbot looks likely to miss out, he didn’t take part in the training game at the weekend, but he’s back in full training so isn’t too far behind in his quest for full fitness.
Triallist Dion Donahue, 21, is likely to take part at some stage and the midfielder is set to sign a deal with the club having played non-league football for Sutton Coldfield last season.
Home fans will also be hoping to see how marquee signing Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is shaping up ahead of the start of the season; the former Wolves man has had injury affected pre-seasons for the last two years and has admitted he was permanently on fitness ‘catch-up’ after that.
Tigers started their pre-season campaign with a 2-1 win at North Ferriby United at the weekend. Greg Luer and Alex Bruce, who was later dismissed, scored the goals after City had fallen behind. Manager Bruce selected a strong squad and he’s expected to follow suit this evening.