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Chesterfield Vs Rotherham United, Mon 28 Dec 2009

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Chesterfield have no new problems ahead of the visit of promotion rivals Rotherham.

However, Blues boss John Sheridan is expected to make changes in light of the disappointing defeat to Lincoln on Boxing Day.

Following the 2-1 reverse at Sincil Bank, Sheridan admitted he has "decisions to make" after growing tired of seeing his side concede "sloppy goals."

It could mean that Aaron Downes makes his first appearance since suffering a serious knee injury in April. The Australian centre-half has been included in the squad recently following his return to fitness and the time could now be right for his comeback.

Goalkeeper Tommy Lee, defender Dan Gray, midfielder Derek Niven and forwards Drew Talbot and Scott Boden - who scored at Lincoln - also come into the reckoning for recalls.

Rotherham make the short journey having not played since December 12.

The Millers have seen recent home games against Dagenham and Darlington fall victim to the weather so they have not been in action since winning 4-2 at Bradford a fortnight ago.

That break has allowed right-back Dale Tonge to come into contention following a foot injury which has kept him out of action since November.

Defender Nick Fenton should have originally been available for the Saltergate clash but the two postponements mean his still has two games of a four-match ban to serve, so he will not make the trip down the M1.

Veteran midfielders Paul Warne (ankle) and Andy Liddell (Achilles) are both long-term injury victims and will not be available for selection until well into the new year.

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