Chesterfield travel to boss Paul Cook’s first management post, Southport, tomorrow.
The side, which is shaping up well in pre-season, will include Jamie Devitt who’s expected to be offered the chance to join fellow trialists Matty Brown and Ritchie Humphreys as a fully-fledged Chesterfield player.
Former Macclesfield utility man Hamza Bencherif will also be hoping to get the chance to impress after just a few minutes in the midweek draw with Nottingham Forest.
With Ryan Cresswell off the radar, the big midfielder who can also operate at centre half could just be the man to fill the void.
Frenchman Hendrick Cakin has continued to train with the club which now has 17 players in the first-team squad, excluding out-on- loan Jacob Hazel and first-year pro Jack Broadhead.
Midfielders Jimmy Ryan, Gary Roberts and Sam Morsy have received plaudits galore since joining the club while the professionalism and experience of Humphreys has been clear for all to see.