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


Chesterfield are back on top ... but who thinks it’ll be tough to stay there? Plus all today’s football gossip and backpages:

Chesterfield comfortably eased past York City 2-0 to return to the top of League Two with a dominant display at Bootham Crescent. Full story: DT

Chesterfield leapfrogged Scunthorpe to return to the Sky Bet League Two summit following their 2-0 win at York. Full story: SportingLife

YORK City manager Nigel Worthington lamented a “lack of life” in his team following a one-sided 2-0 home defeat against Chesterfield. Full story: YorkPress

Bob Harris, Sheffield United’s on-loan defender, has told Blackpool he wants to remain at Bramall Lane until the end of the season providing it suits all three parties involved in the move. Full story: SheffieldTelegraph

Nigel Clough has refused to offer captain Michael Doyle any guarantees about his place in Sheffield United’s starting eleven as the influential midfielder prepares to begin a three match ban. Full story: TheStar

Giles Coke is upset over the red card that he received in last night’s 1-1 draw at Millwall - a dismissal that will cost him a three-match ban. Full story: SheffieldTelegraph

Stuart Gray: Sheffield Wednesday boss on draw with Millwall. Full story: BBC

DJ Campbell marked his Millwall debut with a goal to help his new side come from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday in a feisty encounter at The Den as both sides ended the game with 10 men. Full story: Sky

CHRIS Martin’s injury time header broke Yeovil Town hearts at Derby County as the hosts got out of jail to come back from 2-0 down and triumph 3-2. Full story: WesternGazette

HEAD coach Steve McClaren believes Derby County put down another marker in the promotion race with last night’s dramatic victory over Yeovil. Full story: DerbyTelegraph

And nationally: Daniel Sturridge led Liverpool’s 4-0 thrashing of Everton last night, but apologised to his manager and team-mates after his petulant reaction to being substituted as his side recorded their biggest win in a Merseyside derby for 32 years. No-one imagined that Juan Mata would solve all Manchester United’s problems, but for tonight just one would do for David Moyes. That was quite simply that United needed to stop losing games and their victory over Cardiff City, at least took the club out of the tailspin that defeat to Chelsea, and Capital One Cup elimination to Sunderland have placed them in. It was a long way from being the revolution that Moyes has promised but it was at least a start. (The Independent) Luke Shaw is ready to snub Manchester United - and wait for a dream transfer to Chelsea. A bidding war between sportswear giants Nike and Adidas is set to push the value of Manchester United’s next kit deal beyond the £70m-a-year mark, it emerged on Tuesday evening. A transfer scam involving FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos has been reported by Tottenham Hotspur.