Chesterfield's fringe players get a run out in friendly win against Staveley Miners Welfare

Young Chesterfield striker Luke Rawson scored two goals as the Spireites ran out 3-1 winners against Staveley Miners Welfare in a friendly last night.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 9:49 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 9:50 am

John Pemberton arranged the fixture so he could cast his eye over a number of fringe players who he had not seen in match action yet.

Ross Fitzsimons, Jamie Sharman, Callum Brookes, Anthony Gerrard, Jack McKay, Robbie Weir, Charlie Wakefield, Joe Rowley, Jay Sheridan, Mike Fondop and Rawson all started the game.

Youngsters Levi Amantchi and Jack Holmes were part of the squad.

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Rawson opened the scoring after four minutes and grabbed his second just before the half hour mark, Wakefield added a third before the break in front of a crowd of 337.

It was a chance for Pemberton to take a look at goalkeeper Fitzsimons, who has joined on a season loan from Notts County, as well as some other players who he has only seen in training so far.

Sharman, who made his first start of the season against Eastleigh on Saturday was given another run out, while Fondop got some minutes under his belt as he continues to be suspended for another two matches following his red card against Sutton United.

Meanwhile, Chesterfield’s clash against Notts County on Saturday, February 1 has been selected by BT Sport to be televised with a later kick-off time of 5.20pm.

Chesterfield caretaker manager John Pemberton.

The Spireites are next in action at home to AFC Fylde on Saturday (3pm).