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Ajay Leitch-Smith is expected to make his first start in a Alex shirt at Chesterfield tomorrow. The Crewe born 20 year old has racked up just 20 minutes of first team football in three sub appearances this season - scoring twice.

With Shaun Miller and Clayton Donaldson both misfiring up front this season, Ajay has forced his way into the side with his equaliser against Macclesfield on Saturday followed by a double for the reserves in just 45 minutes. Byron Moore may also get a chance having waited his turn on the bench. Donaldson and Joel Grant are expected to make way.

Dario could otherwise name the same team that drew against Macclesfield, having no further injury worries. Steve Phillips and Carl Martin remain out of action despite returning to training following their respective injuries.

Meanwhile Chesterfield manager John Sheridan has promised changes to his side, despite the fact they sit 2nd in the table with a 100% home record at the b2net Stadium. The Spireites may have beaten Northampton 2-1 on Tuesday but Sheridan said post-match that it was an undeserved victory.

One change will be forced however; Jack Lester could come into the side after follow striker Drew Talbot broke his nose during Tuesday evening's game.

So, we travel to the newly built b2net Stadium looking to extend our unbeaten run to eight, but more importantly looking to end our run of three games without a win. It's going to be our toughest test yet, undeniably, and kicks off a hard month with Torquay, Southend, Aldershot and temporary league leaders Port Vale all to come in the league.

Will it paint the picture for the rest of the season? Probably not, but another draw - or defeat even - will undoubtedly raise anxieties in camp as to whether we really have progressed as much as suggested.

All eyes now go to Ajay Leitch-Smith. Like it or not, the pressure is on him. He's almost our last resort to find goals. His form book this week, or this season even, is good. We don't need him to do anything special. If he can stick the ball in the net when he gets the chance, that'll do.

If we can find that goal scorer in any of the current squad then I think we can beat anyone in this division. Four wins out of four on their own turf or not!




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Date:Friday October 1 2010

Time: 11:47PM

 

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