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Injury Boost For Boss

18 October 2012

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Tommy Wright is buoyed by a number of key players returning from injury ahead of Saturday's game at Exeter. 

Nathan Smith and Marc Richards, who have been missing for a significant length of time, both look to be eligible for selection after rejoining training this week.

Smith made an impressive return to action in mid-week, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3-2 win for the reserve team at Hull City.

The full back came through the game seemingly unscathed and Wright was keen to praise him.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the Exeter game, he said: "He [Nathan Smith] did very well, he looked like he's not been away. He looked as if he had four or five games under his belt.

"He was really good, looked fit, competed well, got forward well so very very pleased with his performance.

"He'll be travelling [to Exeter], the thing about Nathan is he's naturally fit, he's an athlete and looking at that game it didn't look like he'd been out for a long time."

The Spireites will also be boosted by the return of striker Marc Richards, who has been missing for four weeks following an ankle problem.

"Marc Richards has been at Lilleshaw Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday to upgrade his training," Wright told members of the press.

"He's trained today [Thursday 18] and he looks fine, looks like he's never been away so we're delighted with that. If he doesn't have any setbacks he'll be involved on Saturday as well."

Saturday's match will come too soon for Tommy Lee but the goalkeeper could return to training in a week to ten days.

Meanwhile Sam Togwell will undergo a late fitness test after he was withdrawn against Dagenham & Redbridge following a bit of bone bruising.

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