X-rays have confirmed on-loan goalkeeper Aaron Chapman did not sustain a broken bone in his hand during the 2-1 win over FC Halifax Town on Thursday.

Chapman, 23, linked up with the Blues on loan from League Two pacesetters Chesterfield and he was thrust straight into the starting line-up, with regular custodian John Danby making way.

Chapman, who joined the Spireites from Evo-Stik League Division One South outfit Belper Town in the summer, made an instant impression, giving a commanding display and demonstrating excellent distribution.

But his debut ended in unfortunate fashion on 70 minutes when the 6ft 8ins stopper injured his hand when dealing with a long throw in from Fax defender Mark Roberts.

Danby came on for the final 20 minutes and was powerless to prevent the Shaymen equalising deep into injury time, although sub Jamie Menagh ensured a happy ending for the hosts with a last-gasp winner.

Blues boss Steve Burr said after the game the initial prognosis was that Chapman had broken his hand, but scans have now confirmed the injury was not as bad as first feared.

"Aaron will be training with Chesterfield and ourselves this week and just wants to get back between the sticks," said Burr.

"I think he showed everyone what he is capable of on Thursday and we were delighted when the X-ray showed no break enabling him to continue his loan spell with us."

Danby or back up keeper Martin Fearon are likely to replace Chapman when the Blues host Macclesfield Town in the Cheshire Senior Cup tomorrow evening (7.45pm).

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