Chesterfield: Spireites tie down Hird and sign Dawes

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Sam Hird has set his sights on another successful season with Chesterfield after penning a two-year deal to remain at the Proact.

The versatile 26-year-old was one of nine out of contract players at the Spireites this summer and was offered fresh terms last week.

He made more than 40 appearances for Chesterfield during the 2013/14 to help Paul Cook’s side clinch the League Two championship.

And, after reaching an agreement which will see him tied to the Spireites until the summer of 2015/16, Hird expressed his delight.

He said: “I’m delighted, to be quite honest. We had a great season last season and I think it’s a club going in the right direction. I had no hesitation in re-signing.

“I’m here today because of my own hard work. You’ve got to believe in yourself - I believe in my own ability and I’d like another successful season with Chesterfield.”

Hird was transfer listed at the start of the season but found himself part of a team which went eight games unbeaten and was removed.

Nathan Smith is yet to decide whether he will take up the club’s offer of a new deal, though with the addition of Daniel Jones, his future appears to lie elsewhere.

Chesterfield have also signed former Sheffield Wednesday striker Charlie Dawes, 18, who has signed a one-year deal with his hometown club.