|Posted on December 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM|
Jay O'Shea's goal against Port Vale on December 8th, 2012 was the fourth scored by a Chesterfield FC Football League debutant this season. Chris Atkinson got the ball roling against Wycombe, then Ben Dickenson and Liam Cooper added goals against Bristol rovers and Oxford United.
This equals a record set in 1900-1 when four players scored on their league debuts; this was matched again in 1928-9, but was not equalled again until last season, before this term.
Interestingly, all our debut scorers this season are players on loan from other clubs; last season, three of our debut scorers were loan men, with only Jimmy Juan being on any sort of Chesterfield contract.
With around half the season to go, and with the prospect of more signings coming in if any of our current loanees have to return to their parent clubs, it is perfectly possible that a new record will be set for debut goalscorers in 2012-13.