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Trio On Trial Named In Squad

20 July 2012

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Three players who are currently training with the Spireites have been named in the squad for Saturday’s pre-season friendly at Staveley Miners Welfare (kick-off 2pm).

Chris Sedgwick, Manny Panther and Keith Quinn are all expected to feature in the game at the Inkersall Road ground.

Sedgwick is a free agent after being released by Sheffield Wednesday. The 32-year-old winger was previously with Preston North End and Rotherham United.

Explaining his decision to let Sedgwick train with the squad, manager John Sheridan said: “He’s a local lad and obviously he’s got good experience He’s been a good player over the years so he’s someone I thought I’d look at.”

Panther, 28, started out in Scottish football, playing for St Johnstone, Partick Thistle and Brechin City.

The midfielder has caught Sheridan’s eye in recent years. “He was at Aldershot and I liked him when he was at Morecambe,” said the Spireites boss.

Quinn, whose brother Stephen plays for Sheffield United, started out at Bramall Lane before being released by the Blades three years ago after failing to make a first-team appearance. 

The 23-year-old has been playing in his native Ireland, latterly at Monaghan United. They withdrew from the League of Ireland last month, resulting in all of the playing staff being off-loaded.




Staveley chairman Terry Damms is delighted that Chesterfield have agreed to make the short trip to Staveley. He said: “It’s great that Chris Turner and John Sheridan have arranged for the first team to travel. 

“Dave Allen has again helped out by facilitating the game. Nice genuine people helping our little club.” Tickets for the match are priced at £5 for adults and £3 concessions.

Squad: O’Donnell, Talbot, Forbes, Hird, Clay, Randall, Quinn, Sedgwick, Panther, Boden, Waddle, Wafula, Hazel, Bowery, Broadhead, Whitaker, Fereday.


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