Lester faces FA violent conduct charge as Turner replaces Wilby

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CHESTERFIELD striker Jack Lester is facing an FA charge of violent conduct for an incident during last weekend’s home game against Walsall which is it alleged occurred in the 84th minute of the match.

The charge comes under FA Law 12 for an incident not seen by match officials at the time but caught on video.

The Spireites now have to decide whether to appeal or not.

Meanwhile Chief Executive Carol Wilby is set to leave the club and be replaced by former Sheffield Wednesday keeper and manager Chris Turner.

Wilby has been with the club for almost two years but will be replaced by someone with greater experience in football. Sheffield-born Turner, 53, was with the Owls from 1976-79 and 1988-91 as a player and from 2002-04 as manager at a time when Dave Allen, now Spireites majority shareholder, was on the Board at Hillsborough.

Turner was recently Director of Sport at Hartlepool United, which he left when he led a consortium hoping to buy Wednesday ahead of Milan Mandaric’s acquisition of the club.

New signing Jimmy Juan played for 85 minutes in Chesterfield’s reserves match this week. The Frenchman, aged 28, appeared in the middle of midfield in the Central League Cup match won by Rotherham United. Marcus Marshall scored the game’s only goal.

Back in 2005-06 he had a season at Ipswich in the Championship. He recalled: “It was a great experience. I was on loan from Monaco for a year and a half. I like the atmosphere in England.”