Football - Spireites targeting O'Shea

Chesterfield are keen to sign MK Dons winger Jay O'Shea on a permanent deal.

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O'Shea joined the Spireites on loan in late November and impressed during his stay at the Proact Stadium.

The 24-year-old Irishman capped his final appearance for the npower League Two club on Saturday with a goal - the second during his stint in north east Derbyshire - but it was not enough to prevent Paul Cook's side from losing 2-1 at Wycombe.

Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner told his club's official website: "He scored a good goal on Saturday and hit the crossbar, and was unlucky not to score a few more goals in his spell here.

"Paul's [Cook] intimated that he wants to sign him and we'll try our best to come up with something this week if possible."

Meanwhile, transfer-listed striker Craig Westcarr has returned from his loan spell at Walsall. But Turner revealed the 27-year-old could be on his way back to the League One club.

He said: "I'm led to believe that Walsall want to offer him a deal until the end of the season, so we are working on a deal around that."

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