Smith underwent an ankle operation towards the end of last season and has suffered a recurrence of the initial injury. It is not yet known how serious the problem is or how long the left-back might be absent for but he is unlikely to feature against Stanley.
Fit-again club captain Ian Evatt is itching to make his debut and would love to make his first appearance since rejoining the Spireites in front of home fans at the Proact Stadium.
Fellow centre-half Matty Brown continues his recovery from a hamstring problem.
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