Home boy ready to sign new contract

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Striker Jack Lester has agreed in principle to sign the two-year deal offered by the club.

The 35-year-old striker. who’s spent four seasons with the Spireites, started every home game this season but was used more sparingly away from home, scoring a total of 17 goals, all at the B2net Stadium.

Derek Niven, Gregor Robertson, Aaron Downes, Jamie Lowry and Tendayi Darikwa are also believed to have agreed to sign the deals offered to them whilst keeper Tommy Lee and defender Dean Holden are still to respond to their offers, both described as “good for League One” by manager John Sheridan.

Although leading scorer Craig Davies has had a one-year deal put under his nose, he’s expected to reject it and move on.

Meanwhile, Chesterfield’s season-ticket sales are believed to be massively up on last year at the end of their ‘early bird’ deadline.

The first season at the B2net saw around 2,800 season ticket holders at the start of the season and that number grew steadily to around 3,500 by Christmas when half-season tickets were marketed.

However, recent long queues and full houses for home matches against Macclesfield Town, Bury and Gillingham had hundreds of fans vowing to increase their commitment and purchase a ticket for the full season.