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Sheffield Wednesday Vs Chesterfield, Sat 8 Oct 2011

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Owls and Spireites set for local derby (©PAphotos)
Owls and Spireites set for local derby (©PAphotos).

Sheffield Wednesday winger Jermaine Johnson is back in contention for the home derby against Chesterfield following suspension.

Johnson has served a three-game ban following his dismissal in last month's 5-1 defeat at Stevenage, but may have to settle for a place on the substitutes' bench as the Owls have registered three straight wins since.

Manager Gary Megson will be without defender Reda Johnson, who is on international duty with Benin for an African Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda, so Mark Reynolds and Julian Bennett will be vying to fill the gap at left-back.

Ryan Lowe remains sidelined with the ankle injury that has dogged him since his summer arrival from Bury.

But fellow striker Chris O'Grady, who stepped off the bench at Hartlepool last week, is pushing for a start after overcoming his foot problem.

Chesterfield will be missing Nathan Smith and Lee Johnson at Hillsborough as manager John Sheridan returns to his former stamping ground.

Left-back Smith missed Tuesday`s impressive 3-1 Johnstone`s Paint Trophy victory at Notts County having been called up for international duty by Jamaica, and he will again be unavailable.

Midfielder Johnson, meanwhile, was sent off at Meadow Lane in midweek and will now start a three-match suspension.

Otherwise, manager Sheridan has a full-strength squad to select from as he looks to come away with victory against the side he starred for between 1989 and 1996, famously scoring the only goal which clinched a 1-0 League Cup success over Manchester United at Wembley in 1991.

Sheridan made five changes against County from the side who lost 1-0 to Colchester last Saturday and, aside from Smith, Mark Allott, Danny Whitaker, Craig Westcarr and Leon Clarke will all be hoping to come back in.

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