Injury updates on Chesterfield's David Buchanan and Luke Coddington

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James Rowe could be forced into making some changes for Saturday’s match against Barnet at the Technique Stadium due suspension and injuries.

Captain Will Evans will miss the game due to suspension after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season against Sutton United in midweek.

The centre-half was shown a yellow card for ‘time wasting’ late on in the fixture at Gander Green Lane.

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On Evans’ absence, Spireites manager Rowe said: “It is an opportunity for someone to take and I am sure that the player that comes in will be ready but it is a loss obviously to lose your skipper who is in such good form as well. He has been part of a back three and Kyle (Letheren) which has only let in one goal in three games but I am confident that the player who comes in will do that job.

David Buchanan has picked up a knee injury and is awaiting results from a scan.David Buchanan has picked up a knee injury and is awaiting results from a scan.
David Buchanan has picked up a knee injury and is awaiting results from a scan.

“The captaincy is an important role but there are other leaders that perhaps don’t wear the armband that communicate well on and off the pitch. I think Haydn Hollis is a good example of that since he came in. His communication has been outstanding.”

And on any other potential injuries, Rowe added: “There have been a few bumps and bruises from Tuesday. We are monitoring it. A couple did not train yesterday. We will see.”

Left-back David Buchanan, who recently racked up his 600th career appearance, missed the win against Sutton due to a knee injury.

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“He played with it against Aldershot so he did really well to play through the pain for us,” Rowe said. “He has had a scan and we are waiting on the results today. It is just a precautionary scan, I am sure it is nothing serious and hopefully he can be back in the fold as quickly as possible.”

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Luke Coddington, who has been out injured with a knee problem for a year, is back in training but won’t play in 2020.

“He won’t be ready until the New Year,” Rowe added. “He is training now. He will need some match fitness before he comes back into the fold with us.”