Chesterfield: Postponement gives Spireites injured time to recover

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The snow beat Chesterfield at the weekend, ruling out John Sheridan’s return to the club in charge of Plymouth Argyle.

Despite the heavy falls on Friday, the pitch remained playable under the covers but the additional snow overnight made the call at 9.30am on matchday morning a formality.

The additional week without a game will give Paul Cook’s wounded a chance to be fit for next Saturday’s trip to promotion chasing Burton Albion.

Armand Gnanduillet was certainly out had the game been played on schedule whereas he could be ready for the visit to the Pirelli Stadium.

Cook also had a couple of unnamed walking wounded after the 2-1 midweek loss at Torquay United.

Craig Clay re-joined training on Thursday after a double hernia operation so there’s a small chance he could be considered for the trip to Staffordshire.

No new date has been announced but three Tuesdays, April 9, 16 and 23 April have neither Spireites nor Argyle due to play, so the rearranged date will certainly be on one of those three evenings.

Season ticket prices for next season remain unchanged providing supporters renew by May 10. Leaflets would have been available at the Plymouth game, but fans can call in to the ticket office to take advantage of the early bird offer.

With Midland Co-operative Society about to close its flagship store in Chesterfield, there are to be new sponsors of the Proact Stadium’s Community East Stand.

Chesterfield based Spencers Solicitors will take over the sponsorship deal from next season.

Commenting on the new arrangement, Spencers’ Chief Financial Officer Robert Landman said: “Chesterfield is the site of our principal office, and it’s where we’ve been, in one guise or another, for the past 35 years. Getting more involved with the town’s football club gives us a chance to get to know the local people all the better, and to put something back into the community, supporting the club’s sterling work over the years. To that end, we’ve sponsored the Community Stand – the hub of Chesterfield’s community work.”

Spireites Chief Executive Chris Turner added: “It is great to see such a high profile local business getting involved with the club. I look forward to a long standing successful partnership between Spencers Solicitors and Chesterfield FC.”