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Good News For Richards

27 September 2012

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Chesterfield caretaker manager Tommy Wright received some good news this morning, as he learned the extent of striker Marc Richards' injury. The former Port Vale front-man opened his account for the Spireites with a glancing header against Accrington Stanley, before later being stretchered off at full-time after suffering an ankle injury.

It was feared the 30-year-old would join Tommy Lee and Nathan Smith on the treatment table as a long-term injury worry, but after receiving his final scan this morning the Dunfermline-born boss was pleased to hear it wasn't as bad as first expected.

"We've had some good news on Marc, we've had his final scan back," Wright told the club's media team.

"There's no serious damage, it's just one ligament. But hopefully, it'll probably be three to four weeks, which is good news."

Scott Boden has also picked up a knock in training ad following the departure of Jordan Bowery to Aston Villa, Wright is now relying on the evergreen Jack Lester. The veteran striker has been in impressive form this season, but the caretaker has bolstered his squad with the acquisition of Blackburn youngster Micah Evans on loan until January.

"Micah is a young winger, he's a player we've followed for a while," Wright added.

"He's a player we tried to bring in before, but he got injured in training. He's just a player i've monitored and I think he'll be a good addition. But we have got to remember he's only a young boy. 

"He won't be like Ronaldo, scoring two and three goals every game, but that is why I took him for a period of time so he can get his confidence and get used to playing in League Two.

"He'll definitely be involved on Saturday. I'm not too sure about throwing him straight in, but he will be a first-team player. He will either be playing or coming off the bench and hopefully it'll help his development."

Tommy's interview is available in full exclusively on Spireites Player.

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