Wycombe v Chesterfield preview

Date published: Friday 21st February 2014 3:09

Wycombe will check on Dean Morgan ahead of the visit of leaders Chesterfield.

The former Luton forward was forced off during the first half of their 1-1 draw with Fleetwood last time out after his hamstring problem flared up in only his second game since returning from injury.

Jon-Paul Pittman looks likely to be involved having resumed full training, but Jordan Mustoe has returned to parent club Wigan after the end of his loan deal.

Gareth Ainsworth’s Blues sit just two points above the relegation zone having failed to pick up a win since December 21, a run of nine matches.

Drew Talbot is Chesterfield’s only injury concern ahead of the trip to Wycombe.

Right-back Talbot has suffered a recurrence of an abductor injury and after missing the victory over Torquay last weekend he went to see a specialist on Monday in an attempt to get to the bottom of the problem.

He also missed out the following evening as Paul Cook’s side sealed their place in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at Wembley next month with a 3-2 aggregate win over Fleetwood and is now awaiting the results of a scan he had on Wednesday afternoon.

Cook has plenty of options ahead of the trip to Buckinghamshire with Nathan Smith, Sam Togwell, Ollie Banks, Eoin Doyle, Armand Gnanduillet and Dan Gardner all vying for recalls.

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Wycombe v Chesterfield preview

Date published: Friday 4th January 2013 12:14

Wycombe’s injury problems are continuing to clear up as they look to bounce back from the 1-0 defeat to Exeter.

That home loss saw Charles Dunne (foot) return to the squad along with Dave Winfield and Dean Morgan (both hamstring) as their terrible injury list begins to shorten.

Morgan, who signed a contract until the end of the season on Thursday, could be handed a start but fellow striker Ade Azeez has returned to parent club Charlton.

The 18-year-old made five appearances during a month-long loan spell and despite player-manager Gareth Ainsworth wanting to keep him Azeez has returned to The Valley.

Midfielder Josh Scowen (hamstring) is unlikely to return but Leon Johnson is back in training and could be named in the squad while Ainsworth will have to decide whether to include himself in the 18.

Other options include QPR loanee Michael Harriman who made his debut against the Grecians but Danny Foster, Matt Bloomfield and Gary Doherty remain on the sidelines.

Chesterfield remain without the suspended Conor Townsend.

The on-loan defender serves the second game of a three-match ban following his red card against Morecambe.

Defender Terrell Forbes, striker Scott Boden and winger Jack Waddle have all been placed on the transfer list and are not expected to be involved.

Cook has no fresh injury concerns for the fixture but is expected to make changes following the 1-0 defeat at Accrington on New Year’s Day.

Jack Lester and Marc Richards were paired in a front two at the Crown Ground but Cook could revert to playing one striker while midfielder Dan Whitaker may be recalled to the starting XI.

The Spireites have won just one of their last five matches and are four points off the play-off places.

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Wycombe v Chesterfield preview

Date published: Friday 9th December 2011 1:11

Anthony McNamee could make his Wycombe debut in the bottom-of-the-table clash.

McNamee joined Wanderers on loan from MK Dons last month, but was not allowed to play against his parent club when the Buckinghamshire rivals met at stadium:mk on November 26.

Gary Waddock’s side were without a game last weekend after their FA Cup first-round exit at the hands of non-league Fleetwood, so this is the first opportunity that McNamee has had to make his bow for his new team.

Captain Gareth Ainsworth could return to the squad after missing the whole of November after breaking his hand during the home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at the end of October.

Manager Waddock said: “Anthony has impressed in training. I knew he was a good player but, after seeing him up close on the training ground, he has really shone.

“Gaz is back, which is excellent. His fitness has been fine. He has trained so there is no reason why he won’t be in contention.”

Chesterfield manager John Sheridan will probably pick from an unchanged squad.

The Spireites suffered no new problems in defeating League One rivals Preston on penalties in midweek to reach the Northern area final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Sheridan made changes against North End, with Tommy Lee returning in goal for the first time since suffering a groin injury in mid-September.

Forward Dean Morgan, scorer of five goals in the last three reserve-team games, was also back in the starting line up and midfielder Danny Whitaker was recalled in a strong-looking XI at Deepdale.

Fit-again striker Jack Lester was on the bench again having recently made his comeback from three months out with a broken arm.

Midfielder Mark Randall (broken hand) will remain out, but top scorer Leon Clarke is hoping to get a recall.

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Wycombe v Chesterfield preview

Date published: Friday 15th October 2010 12:24

Wycombe manager Gary Waddock is set to pick from the same squad for the visit of high-flying Chesterfield.

The Chairboys are on an encouraging run of form, having won their last three League Two encounters, and Waddock is likely to keep faith with the same side that beat Burton last weekend.

Dave Winfield will be hoping for a start, however, after he was named on the bench against the Brewers following a bout of illness, while on-loan midfielder Scott Davies will also be hoping Waddock gives him the nod.

Midfielder Stuart Green has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering an ankle injury in training, but having yet to feature for the first team this season, he is unlikely to have been involved anyway.

Teenage striker Jordan Bowery is Chesterfield’s only fresh injury problem ahead of the trip to in-form Wycombe.

Bowery suffered a groin strain playing for the reserves against Notts County this week and will be assessed.

Left-sided player Ian Morris came through the full game at Meadow Lane and is ready to be considered for his first start since sustaining an ankle injury on the opening day of the season.

Defenders Ian Breckin and Rob Page, midfielders Dan Gray and Craig Clay and last weekend’s injury-time goal hero Scott Boden all put in decent shifts in the reserves but are only likely to be in contention for places on the bench.

Midfielder Mark Allott could return from a hamstring injury but forward Dean Morgan (groin) will be out for another month.

Chesterfield won on their first visit to Adams Park in 1994 when Steve Norris scored the only goal. However, 11 trips to Buckinghamshire since then have failed to produce another victory.

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