Mansfield V Chesterfield at One Call Stadium : Match Preview

21 March 2014 10:01
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Speight decision for Cox

Jake Speight could make his return for Mansfield against local rivals Chesterfield.

Speight has struggled with a knee problem for much of the season which has limited him to less than a dozen first-team appearances, the last of which came at the end of November. But after scoring for the reserves in midweek the striker could feature on Saturday.

"Jake got 45 minutes under his belt and scored a goal, which puts him in contention," said Stags boss Paul Cox. "We just want to keep him fit. We've been in this scenario a few times with Speighty - wanting to get him involved but then he's had a bit of reaction. He's probably going to be involved on Saturday but we'll see how he is."

Darryl Westlake will not be involved as he serves a one-match suspension following his red card at Northampton last weekend, but Ritchie Sutton (hamstring) should be fit and Lee Beevers is also in line to fill the right wing-back spot.

Chesterfield have no new problems ahead of the trip to the One Call Stadium.

Blues boss Paul Cook saw his side knocked off the top of the Sky Bet League Two standings in midweek as Rochdale took advantage of the Spireites' defeat at Plymouth.

Recent signings Daniel Kearns and Mason Bennett await their full debuts, while the likes of Nathan Smith, Sam Hird, Eoin Doyle and Armand Gnanduillet are options with Cook likely to make changes against the Stags.

Cook confirmed at his pre-match press conference on Thursday that Dan Gardner (ankle) and Drew Talbot (stomach) could be back for next week's visit of Morecambe - a match which takes place just five days before the trip to Wembley to face Peterborough in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final.

Source: PA