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Injury comebacks boost league leaders charge for promotion

| 09.11.2010

Life should seem pretty rosy for Chesterfield manager John Sheridan at the moment.

His side sit atop the League Two table by three points to their nearest challengers, and have been installed as the 3/1 favourites to win in the League Two betting market.

And with the squad depth that is available to Sheridan, Chesterfield’s charge at the top of League Two should continue throughout the season, but it’s that same squad that will start to cause Sheridan a few headaches over the coming weeks.

Scott Griffiths has returned to Peterborough after impressing during his three month spell which leaves Gregor Robertson and Ian Morris fighting for the now vacant left-back spot.

Both featured and impressed in Chesterfield’s 2-0 win at Harrow Borough, Morris in a more advanced left wing role, and Sheridan faces a tough decision choosing between the two.

Sheridan also has problems at right back thanks to return of Jack Hunt from his groin strain and will have to choose between Hunt, Kelvin Lomax or Dan Gray.

Scott Boden was handed a rare start in the FA Cup tie and reminded his manager of his value to the team, but the return of winger-cum-striker Dean Morgan could see Boden play a bit-part role this season as Sheridan looks to juggle the wealth of attacking talent available to him.

Craig Davies and Jack Lester have 16 goals between them from Chesterfield 15 league games this season, and Davies, with 11 of those, is becoming one of the major threats in the division.

At 6/1 to be the League Two top goalscorer, Davies offers plenty of value, especially in the each-way market as Rotherham’s Adam Le Fondre continues to dominate the league’s scoring charts with 13 goals in 15 appearances.

Le Fondre is the 11/10 favourite to win League Two’s golden boot. See the full League Two football betting odds market here.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.