Steve Tully will bolster Exeter's defence when he returns from suspension to face Chesterfield at St James Park.

The 31-year-old missed the Carling Cup defeat with Liverpool after receiving a red card in the 1-0 defeat to Preston.

The Grecians have only scored once so far in the league and currently occupy one of the four relegation places.

But the striking crisis which they experienced in the first few weeks of the season has eased. Richard Logan made the bench against the Reds with Daniel Nardiello and Guillem Bauza leading the line.

Bauza had to come off injured but hopes to be fit with Logan ready to step in if necessary.

Liam Sercombe and John O'Flynn are definitely out with injuries.

Chesterfield have been hit by an injury to Derek Niven but manager John Sheridan could have two new faces in his squad to face Exeter.

Midfielder Niven, the club`s longest-serving player, suffered ankle ligament damage in training this week and will be unavailable for at least a month.

Sheridan will hope to involve Alex Mendy in Devon but receiving international clearance for the French winger has been a problem for the Spireites.

Another new signing - defender Jonathan Grounds - is expected to be included in the squad after arriving on a month-long loan from Middlesbrough.

Defender Dean Holden, utility-man Jamie Lowry, midfielder Craig Clay and striker Dean Morgan are among those players available for recalls should Sheridan wish to make further changes in search of a first win of the season.

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