TEAM NEWS: Evans returns to the bench as Spireites host Fleetwood

Ched Evans makes a surprise return to the Chesterfield bench tonight for the game against Fleetwood Town.

Tuesday, 18th October 2016, 6:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 5:01 pm
Oxford United vs Chesterfield - Ched Evans gets a shot on target but its beaten away by Oxford United goalkeeper Simon Eastwood - Pic By James Williamson

The Welshman was expected to be out of action for another couple of weeks due to a foot injury, manager Danny Wilson stating yesterday there was no timeframe for the striker’s return.

But that may well turn out to be a bluff from the Town boss, facing Uwe Rosler in the technical areas tonight, a manager who famously doesn’t disclose injury details.

There’s one change to the Spireites’ starting XI, Connor Wilkinson missing out through a knock picked up on Saturday, Reece Mitchell coming in for what is likely to be a 4-4-1-1 formation.

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Another surprise in the squad is Paul McGinn’s place among the substitutes, the right-back working his way back to fitness after a hamstring problem.

Chesterfield: Fulton, O’Neil, Donohue, Hird, Anderson, Ariyibi, Mitchell, Liddle, Nolan, O’Shea, Dennis. Subs: Allinson, McGinn, Evatt, Gardner, Evans, Dimaio, German.

Fleetwood: Neal, Bell, McLaughlin, Eastham, Pond, Ryan, Depmsey, Grant, Sowerby, Hunter, Ball. Subs: Cairns, Jonsson, Bolger, Nirennold, Woolford, Cole, Jakubiak.

Referee: Mr Ross Joyce.

Assistants: Mr Matthew Jones, Mr Ricky Wooton.