Chesterfield's Gregor Robertson has been ruled out for a month with a thigh muscle injury.
It had been feared the defender could miss the rest of the campaign due to the strain on the gluteus medius muscle.
However, he could now return to action before the end of the season to bolster the club's promotion bid.
Meanwhile, Spireites manager Lee Richardson has thanked the fans for their support throughout the season.
Richardson told skysports.com that considering his side's relegation from League One and recent inconsistent form, he could not fault the Spireites faithful.
"Initially, the fans were despondent and very disappointed to have been relegated from League One and I was not the most popular choice as manager so that didn't go down too well with them either," Richardson told skysports.com.
"But in fairness to them, they have rallied round and been fantastic all season. They have appreciated some of the good things we've done and the positive performances we have had.
"But of late, losing and dropping points that we shouldn't have has become more frustrating for them.
"And one of the major disappointments for them will have been the lack of victories at home when we have annihilated teams in every statistic except for the one that counts."