League Two

November 17, 2012



2 - 1

Oxford United

League Two

15:00 +00:00, November 17, 2012

Proact Stadium

Referee: D Whitestone

Cook keeps mum over injured duo

Team Stat Comparison

Chesterfield Oxford United
Matches Played 46 13
Table Position 8 18
Points 67 16
Goal Difference 15 -5
Goals for * 1.7 0.8
Goals against * 1.0 2.5
Last 5 W-W-L-D-W W-W-W-L-L
Last 5 home W-L-D-D-W W-L-D-L-W
Last 5 away W-W-W-L-W W-W-L-L-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Chesterfield | Oxford United

Competition Stats

Chesterfield Oxford United
Goals Marc Richards 12 Tom Craddock 10
Assists Tendayi Darwikwa 7 Sean Rigg 9
Yellows Sam Hird 8 Tony Capaldi 6
Reds Jack Lester 1 James Constable 2
Squads: Chesterfield | Oxford United

Next Matches

Chesterfield Oxford United
4/21 A: Dagenham & Redbridge 4/21 A: Scunthorpe United
4/27 A: Burton Albion 4/26 H: Accrington Stanley
5/3 H: Fleetwood Town 5/3 A: Northampton Town

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook gave little away about whether Tommy Lee and Marc Richards would be ready to return to the squad against Oxford.

Highly-rated goalkeeper Lee (shoulder) and striker Richards (hamstring) have been sidelined since the start of September and are "very close'' to making their comebacks.

When asked if the duo will be fit for Saturday, Cook, who has also been without on-loan defender Liam Cooper, midfielder Mark Allott (hamstring) and striker Luis Boa Morte (groin) in recent weeks, said: "Watch this space.

"We have to be careful what we say about injuries as last week we said Tommy Lee would be ready, so then all the fans get excited, but he wasn't.

"We obviously want everyone back as soon as possible. But what I will say is that we have had a number of players who have been out injured who are now training with the first team and they are very close.''

Cook hinted that Brennan Dickenson would make his full debut against the Us. The teenage forward, who joined Chesterfield on loan from Brighton last week, marked his first appearance for the club from the bench with a goal during the 3-2 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

Alfie Potter has given Oxford boss Chris Wilder a boost ahead of the trip by returning to training after a hamstring injury.

The player, who has scored five times this season, missed the defeat at Dagenham and the draw with Torquay last weekend but is expected to make the trip north after making a full recovery.

Potter, 23, is the only absentee for Wilder who handed defender Liam Davis his first start of the season against the Gulls after the full-back had been missing since May through injury.

Until their recent blip Wilder's Oxford had only lost two of their previous eight games, a spell which included a 5-0 thrashing of Accrington and a 3-1 win away to Wycombe, but one point from their last two games means they are 17th going into the clash.