Fleetwood Town V Chesterfield at Highbury Stadium : Match Preview

22 August 2014 09:01
Fleetwood Town V Chesterfield - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Pond problem for Cod Army

Early Sky Bet League One leaders Fleetwood will make a late call on Nathan Pond's availability for this weekend's clash with Chesterfield.

The defender, who has now played at seven different levels for the Cod Army, has a knee injury and will be assessed by the club's medical department on Friday.

Stephen Dobbie is still not back training with the first team on the grass yet after picking up an ankle problem on his debut while fellow striker Jamille Matt will not play at all this season after sustaining a serious leg injury.

Mark Roberts, who lifted the League Two play-off trophy at Wembley last May, is yet to feature this term but played 90 minutes in an under-21s game this week.

Ritchie Humphreys and Drew Talbot remain Chesterfield's only major injury problems.

Humphreys has a partial tear of his meniscus and the left-sided veteran is expected to be out for between six and eight weeks with the knee injury he suffered against Huddersfield.

Talbot's troublesome groin injury has ruled him out until around Christmas. The right-back's scheduled operation had to be put back six weeks due to the injured area becoming infected.

Striker Armand Gnanduillet, midfielders Ollie Banks and Jay O'Shea and forward Dan Gardner have all only recently returned from injuries and are not 100% fit.

Source: PA