Trotman worry for Spireites
Former Rochdale defender Neal Trotman is struggling to be fit for Chesterfield's must-win match against his old club.
Trotman, who completed a permanent move to the B2net Stadium from Dale in January after an initial loan spell, has been nursing a knee problem in recent weeks.
The centre-half will continue to be monitored, but veteran striker Jack Lester will definitely remain sidelined with the groin injury that forced him off in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley almost a month ago.
Chesterfield face a third straight game knowing that anything but a victory will see them relegated. However, a win on Saturday may also not be enough to prevent an immediate return to npower League Two if results elsewhere go against them.
Midfielder Danny Whitaker and striker Scott Boden turned the game against Hartlepool last weekend, with a goal and an assist respectively as the Spireites won 2-1 at Victoria Park to extend their stay of execution.
After impressing when replacing Jimmy Juan and Craig Westcarr, who have both been struggling with minor injuries, Whitaker and Boden could have put themselves in the frame for starting roles.