Chesterfield silent over retained list

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Spireites officials have remained tight lipped about who’s staying and who’s going this summer.

It was expected that the retained list would have been revealed towards the back end of last week but neither Chesterfield manager John Sheridan or chairman Barrie Hubbard have given any indications of the situation.

There are a whole host of players out of contract but most of the banter has surrounded leading scorer Craig Davies. The 25-goal man has indicated he is likely to move on but has also prompted debate by suggesting that if he’s offered the right deal, he would consider extending his stay at the B2net Stadium.

Star / Green Un Player of the Year Drew Talbot looks set to re-sign, with a two-year deal the most likely agreement and the club has already hinted that the injured Gregor Robertson (achilles) will be given a one year extension.

Experienced striker Jack Lester and keeper Tommy Lee are two men who every supporter will be hoping will be in the club’s League One squad for next season.

Long serving favourites like Mark Allott, Ian Breckin, Derek Niven and Aaron Downes are also out of contract with Allott the most likely of them to remain, though releasing the injured Downes (cruciate) would cause a fair few raised eyebrows.

Defender Dean Holden and striker Deane Smalley, both of whom joined the club last season, will be desperately missed if no agreement is reached. Smalley has been offered a new deal by his parent club Oldham Athletic, so a compensation fee would be necessary to be paid if he jumps ship to join Spireites permanently.