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TEAM NEWS: Oldham Athletic

9 December 2013

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Chesterfield team news ahead of the trip to Oldham in the area semi final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday night.

After picking up a hamstring injury in Saturday's FA Cup tie against Southend United, Chesterfield midfielder Gary Roberts stands to be out for five to six weeks and will miss out on the cup game.

Speaking about the injury, Spireites boss Paul Cook said: “Gary’s done fantastically well for us. Any team that loses Gary Roberts suffers a big blow but we must put our shoulders against that wall and push harder.”

As well as Roberts, Jay O'Shea and Armand Gnanduillet look unlikely for the fixture. “O’Shea’s picked up a bug that’s made him unwell. He can’t train today so if you’re not training today the likelihood is you’re not well enough to play a very important game for this club," said Cook. 

“Armand’s been carrying a couple of injuries now with his hamstring and his thigh that are just causing him too much regular treatment. If we keep going with the kid then it will cause a bigger problem so we’ve got to manage these things.” 

“I think Armand might make the bench but he’ll be reluctantly used if used at all.”

Nathan Smith and Sam Morsy are still recovering from their respective injuries and will not feature against Oldham but both are back in training and will be looking to make a return to first team action in the near future.

Sheffield United loanee Callum McFadzean who has started for Chesterfield in two consecutive games since arriving at the Proact Stadium is cup tied for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and will not be available on Tuesday night.

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