Chesterfield are boosted by the return of Drew Talbot as they look to get their play-off challenge back on track against Bradford at Saltergate.

The forward resumed training this week. He has yet to play during April due to illness and more recently the after-effects of a bout of concussion.

However, boss John Sheridan will be without on-loan midfielder Simon Whaley for the remaining three matches of the season after he underwent knee surgery.

Defender Robert Page, midfielders Adam Rundle and Derek Niven and forwards Scott Boden, Martin Gritton and Barry Conlon are options for Sheridan should he wish to make changes following the 2-0 defeat at Macclesfield.

That loss saw the Spireites slip out of the play-off places and left Sheridan`s side with just one win in the last nine games.

Bradford midfielder Michael Flynn is pushing for a place in the starting line-up.

Flynn missed four matches with a rib injury before coming off the bench to make a goalscoring return in last weekend's 2-1 victory over Barnet and his impressive performance should see him earn a place in Peter Taylor's starting XI.

Matt Clarke (calf) was an unused substitute last time out and, after returning to full fitness with 90 minutes in the reserves on Monday night, he is likely to keep his place in the squad.

Omar Daley, who has been nursing a hamstring problem, could also make the bench but the game is likely to come too soon for James Hanson (hamstring) although he has been doing some light running work this week.

Simon Ramsden (calf) is out but could return before the end of the season.

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