Why Chesterfield pair were missing against Torquay United

The reasons behind Mike Jones and Akwasi Asante both not being involved in the big win against Torquay United have been explained.
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The pair were missing from the matchday 16 as Chesterfield thrashed the Gulls 5-1 at the Technique Stadium on Tuesday night.

Andy Dallas scored a hat-trick, taking him to four goals in two games, while Ollie Banks and Liam Mandeville also found the back of the net.

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Jones had started the previous seven matches but having experienced a bit of tightness against Eastleigh on Saturday he was rested and Tim Akinola came onto the bench for the first time in eight games,

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On Jones, coach Danny Webb said: "We gave him a bit of a breather. It was decided to play DJ and Banksy and it was decided to give Tim (Akinola) a run because he has been out of it for a while and he has trained ever so well. I think you saw when he came on there wasn’t any certainly sulking from Tim and he showed why all the punters like him.”

Akwasi Asante has started a match since January after suffering a groin injury and although he came off the bench against Dageham and Eastleigh it is still hampering him slightly.

Webb told the DT: "Akwasi has been training on and off. His groin situation is rumbling on a bit. He wasn’t quite right. We will wait until he right. It is just precautionary.”