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Spireites Treatment Room Update

28 July 2016

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The Chesterfield squad is carrying a handful of injured players heading into the new season and physio Rodger Wylde gives details on how those he's working with are faring.

Luckless incoming midfielder Jon Nolan has yet to play in the Spireites' pre-season matches after picking up a knock during the training camp in Telki, but there is positive news on the former Grimsby Town man's progress.

"We're looking at Jon returning for the Leicester City game next Tuesday," said Wylde. "He had a thigh pull that he picked up in Hungary and he's recovered well, responded to everything and is now in the late stages of rehab.

"We're looking at him for Tuesday night with the hope he'll get through that and be ready for the first day of the season."

Nolan is newly joined on the sidelines by Rai Simons, with the Bermuda striker slightly further away from a fitness return.

The physio commented: "Rai could be out for two weeks after picking up a hamstring injury at Ilkeston. It's a straight-forward injury so it just needs care an attention and he'll be fine."

Between the sticks, long-term number one Tommy Lee remains a long-term casualty after requiring shoulder surgery during the summer, though Wylde explains that the recovery is going smoothly.

"Tommy's left shoulder had some quite serious surgery for such an innocuous incident againt Bury, at the end of last season," said Wylde.

"He's had a re-attachment and we're now six weeks post-op. It was initially a slow recovery and the shoulder's still painful in certain movements but it is progressing steadily now."

Liam O'Neil also remains in the treatment room, with Wylde saying that the 22-year-old's attitude is aiding his progress.

"Liam had a reconstruction of an ankle ligament and is now coming on really well. We've been given the go-ahead to push on when he came out of his rigid boot early last week and he's now flying.

"He's a good trainer, in fact he's so good that you sometimes have to hold him back a little bit, being careful that he hasn't done too much."

Further in-depth news on the knee-injury recovery of midfielder Angel Martinez will appear on the website later this week.

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