Incoming! Spireites want to be early birds this summer

Sheffield Wednesday U23's Ashley Baker is tackled by Sheffield United U23's David Brooks.
Sheffield Wednesday U23's Ashley Baker is tackled by Sheffield United U23's David Brooks.
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Chesterfield are determined to get their summer business done early ahead of a return to League Two.

The club’s decision makers are due to meet on Friday to discuss potential targets and negotiations that have already begun with a number of players.

Director Ashley Carson insists the Spireites will not be leaving it late when it comes to rebuilding the squad.

“We will not see us in four to six weeks time starting to wonder where we are going for players, we’re on with it now,” he said.

“I’ve had several conversations now with both Gary and Guy Branston with regards to recruitment.

“Every day I’m asking what’s happening, what’s developing.

“I’ve made it very clear that it’s important we sign some players very, very early in the transfer window.”

First team boss Gary Caldwell, who will meet with Carson and head of recruitment and development Guy Branston on Friday, has planned an early return to training for his Spireites squad.

Carson’s hope is that Chesterfield have their new signings in place and that the club is not still scrambling to add players in the latter stages of pre-season.

“I don’t want to be in a position where the club is just picking up the scraps and we’ve got two or three weeks to go before the start of the season,” he said.

“It’s vital we build the team up as early as possible.

“Certainly the plans are to bring the players back very early for pre-season and we want as many players as we can in place by that time.”

The club is thought to have agreed at least one signing already.

Sheffield United youngster David Brooks is likely to come to the Proact on a season-long loan.

Brooks, 19, played four times for the League One champions in the last campaign.