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Evans returns to action for Chesterfield

Ched Evans

Ched Evans joined Chesterfield in June

Ched Evans came on as a substitute but was unable to prevent Chesterfield from slipping to a home defeat against Fleetwood.

The striker was included in the squad after he was last week found not guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman after a retrial at Cardiff Crown Court.

He came on in the 60th minute and had a shot tipped on to the crossbar, but Fleetwood full-back Conor McLaughlin scored the only goal of the match.

The Northern Ireland international drilled a low shot into the far corner after a good interchange with Ashley Hunter just as the Spireites had begun to build up a head of steam.

Prior to that, Gboly Ariyibi had curled a left-footed effort onto the post moments after Fleetwood had brought on sub keeper Alex Cairns for the injured Chris Neal.

Cairns, a former Chesterfield reserve, came on for only his second senior appearance five years after his previous one – also as a sub in a 5-0 home defeat for Leeds against Blackpool – and he made several great saves.

Chesterfield piled on the pressure late on but Uwe Rosler’s side defended solidly to hold out for a second straight win.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

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Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Attempt saved. Jay O’Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Fulton.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Chesterfield).

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Paul McGinn (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul McGinn (Chesterfield).

Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Gary Liddle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Amari’i Bell.

Attempt blocked. Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Amari’i Bell.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Victor Nirennold replaces Jack Sowerby.

Attempt missed. Jay O’Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Bobby Grant.

Substitution, Chesterfield. Paul McGinn replaces Liam O’Neil.

Ricky German (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Chesterfield).

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Amari’i Bell (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Amari’i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces Ashley Hunter.

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Amari’i Bell.

Attempt blocked. Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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