'Tis the season to be jolly for Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth as he welcomes key players for the busy festive period.

After a hectic period where a plethora of first-team players were missing through injury, Ainsworth has near enough a clean bill of health in his squad as thy prepare for five games in 17 days.

Only Michael Harriman and loanee Josh Umerah are currently out of action. Nathan Tyson rejoined the squad last weekend and came on to produce a lively 30 minute cameo at Stevenage.

Now this weekend, Ainsworth explained there is 'every chance' that Scott Kashket could be drafted into the squad for the game against Chesterfield and praised the striker for the attributes he gives to the team.

He said: "He has got to come in at some stage and get in the deep end and there is every chance it could be for Saturday.

"Scott has been out for such a long time we have to make sure he is OK confidence-wise. It is tough to work on something like that as there are no sessions that can aid with that.

"We can work on his striking. It comes naturally to him. It is a very tough injury he has had and we want to make sure there is no pressure on him when he does return.

"He is still very young and we treat him with utmost respect like we do with all our players and he is extremely close now."

With no less than eight players who can occupy the front three positions, all those forwards bring their own styles to the front line.

Ainsworth lauded Kashket for his own skills when he plays which show what a dangerous operator he is.

He added: "He offers a couple of roles for us. He can play the role in behind and he is very good at timing his runs and getting on the ball but his pace and ability to read where the ball is going means he can play in the front line.

"Last year, his work with Bayo was phenomenal and anywhere across that front trio is where Scotty is such a threat.

"He wants to be scoring goals and he is that knack of being in the right place at the right time playing off the big man and it worked well last year.

"We are hoping that he gets through and with Paris Cowan-Hall back we have a lot of striking options and I am looking forward to seeing the goals continue."

This weekend, Wanderers face a resurgent Chesterfield who are unbeaten in their last six games.

Despite their lowly league position currently, Ainsworth is under no illusion has to how difficult the game will be against the Spireites.

He commented: "Jack Lester has done a great job. He has pulled them away from the bottom of the league and installed belief and spirit in their and done exactly what a new manager wants.

"Jack has done his hours at Forest, coaching the under 23s and I have watched Chesterfield recently. They look a decent side and we are going to have to be on it.

"It is a far cry from the Chesterfield we played last season in the FA Cup and the Chesterfield from the start of the season. Make no bones about it, it will be a tough game for us on Saturday."