Chesterfield: Spireites chair reiterates the club’s ambitions

Chairman Dave Allen speaking at the press conference at Sheffield Wednesday FC yesterdaty Picture Chris Lawton   20th  July  2007  See story
Chairman Dave Allen speaking at the press conference at Sheffield Wednesday FC yesterdaty Picture Chris Lawton 20th July 2007 See story
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Chesterfield FC chairman Dave Allen has reiterated his ambition for the club to reach the Championship.

The Spireites are preparing for their second stab at League One in four seasons and have already made moves in the transfer market to bolster last season’s League Two championship winning squad.

Defender Daniel Jones and striker Charlie Dawes have been snapped up while Jay O’Shea, Sam Hird and Ritchie Humphreys have penned extensions to stay at the Proact Stadium beyond the summer.

And, with manager Paul Cook eyeing further reinforcements to strengthen his options for the forthcoming campaign, Mr Allen revealed planning for League One began once promotion was assured.

He said: “It (League Two title success) means a lot to me. My ambition when I came here was to get this football club into the Championship and that remains my ambition.

“We go into League One next year and the planning has already started, it started a couple of weeks ago when we knew we were going up.

“Next year we need to acclimatise ourselves, get a respectable finish next year and the year after we’ll go for promotion.”

While season ticket sales are understood to be up on this time last year, with fans eager to visit the Proact with the promise of League One football.

Rotherham United won’t be there, due to their promotion to the Championship, but the Spireites will face local rivals Sheffield United, Doncaster, Barnsley and Notts County among others.