Scott Boden could make a rare start for Chesterfield when the league leaders host Aldershot.

The striker is fit again after an ankle injury and was on the bench for the draw at Stockport in midweek, although who he would partner remains up for discussion.

Leading scorer Craig Davies, with just one goal in eight games and none in his last five outings, will be hoping to get back into form while Deane Smalley, scorer of five goals since Davies last struck, could get his first start at the b2net Stadium having only made the starting line-up in away games.

The draw at Stockport was achieved without veteran striker Jack Lester (hamstring) and defenders Simon Ford (knee) and Gregor Robertson (hamstring) and boss John Sheridan is still sweating on their fitness.

He said: "We are still assessing them. They are three big players for us who have been playing well but the lads that came in for them also did well."

Meanwhile, defender Dean Holden will be added to the squad after the free agent signed a deal until the end of the season on Thursday.

Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth is set to name an unchanged side for the trip.

Holdsworth saw his side`s clash with Barnet abandoned at half time in midweek thanks to heavy fog and will name the same XI against the Spireites.

Left-back Anthony Straker will be missing after he joined Wycombe on loan so Anthony Charles will continue to fill in with new boy Simon Grand starting in the centre of defence.

Forward Wade Small - who scored six times for Chesterfield last season - missed out in midweek through illness but could return to the squad.

Transfer-listed midfielder Manny Panther and defender Aaron Morris are set to be involved after impressing Holdsworth in training while midfielder John Halls (groin) remains sidelined.

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