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Pre-Scunthorpe Injury Update

20 October 2016

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With another game quickly arriving on the horizon on Saturday, manager Danny Wilson gave details of his walking wounded in his pre-Scunthorpe press conference.

After Tuesday's match with Fleetwood Town, the manager confided that the team would be similar at the weekend - meaning an extended absence for on-loan striker Conor Wilkinson.

"The team won't be much different from Tuesday," he explained. "There won't be any new players coming back who weren't there on Tuesday.

"Conor Wilkinson may be out for up to a couple of months, maybe around that area anyway, with a knee injury. That was a big blow for us as he'd settled in quite well and everybody could see the talent the boy's got.

"We were looking forward to playing him and seeing him score goals for us, but that won't be happening in the near future."

Notable returnees against the Cod Army were Ched Evans and Paul McGinn, with Wilson saying that one of them - though he wouldn't name the player - has since suffered a slight setback.

"We had a couple of boys who came on in Ched and Paul," he said. "We didn't really want to throw them on, it was a needs must situation and in that we've had a bit of a setback with one of them.

"We'll see on Friday really who's alive and ready to play, but we'll be missing one of them."

Wilson feels that if he is able to craft an uninjured squad together than the Spireites' chances will be significantly enhanced.

"We've still got the long-term injuries, and in any other season you'd be expecting them to be playing. Dan Jones is one and Angel hasn't played since I've been here.

"Tommy Lee has been very unfortunate that he's not been available for us. We've had players that have been around us for quite a while but we've not seen them - if we get them all back we'll have quite a formidable squad."

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