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25 February 2016

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With the Spireites coping with a lengthy injury list currently, Rodger Wylde gives information on some of the players he is treating.

Left-back Dan Jones made a half time return to action in Tuesday's reserve team win over Gateshead, but was removed before full time as a precaution. Head of sports science and medicine Wylde confirmed that his injured ankle is fine.

"His ankle is absolutely fine," he said. "He's got some referred pain in his foot and we think it's either from his ankle tapping or from his boots - something was irritating the nerve.

"We tested him after he came off and we couldn't reproduce the pain and he didn't feel it at all after leaving the stadium, that all suggests that there has been some pressure on a nerve so we're looking to find out what caused it.

"We've eliminated his taping today and we'll see if any pain comes off, we've also got an alternative pair of boots for him to wear if need be.

"It's more of an annoyance than a setback, because once we find out what's caused this it can be sorted. The main thing is that his ankle is fine and getting stronger."

In midfield Chris Herd lasted under 20 minutes in the first team's last match last weekend and Wylde says he and his team are monitoring his hip injury.

"It's a hip flexor and it's not bad," said Wylde. "It's only minor, but it is something that can cause problems with kicking and running. We're in the process now of letting it settle down, stretching it and working on it."

In longer term injuries Wylde said that the progress of both Ian Evatt and Angel Martinez are on schedule as they battle back from their respective Achilles and knee injuries.

"This is the last week for Evo being in his boot. Once he's out of the boot we've got to build up the calf muscle again which has been resting for a month. He's on track with his recovery.

"Angel's coming along steadily, he's busy doing some steady-state running and when we get to a point where we feel he's matched the speed of our special ten-minute run to the level of a normal fit player we'll start incorporating some slalom runs and start with changing direction."

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