Spireites midfield man agrees one year extension

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Jimmy Ryan has ended speculation around his own future by signing a one year contract extension at Chesterfield.

The 25-year-old had been linked with a move away from the Proact Stadium in recent weeks but has now signed a deal to stay at the club until the summer of 2015.

Ryan has been instrumental during the first half of the season for the Spireites where he has emerged as one of the first names on the team sheet.

He has scored two goals in 26 league and cup appearances for Chesterfield since he signed in the summer after coming to the end of his contract at Scunthorpe United.

When the midfielder joined it was agreed he would be rewarded with a contract extension after making a set number of appearances.

Spireites manager Paul Cook was pleased to have tied the former Liverpool youngster to a longer agreement.

He said: “We are all delighted with Jimmy’s contribution. I know he is very happy here so I think it’s a perfect fit.”

Ryan returned to the starting line-up on Saturday, following a month out with a shoulder injury, and starred as Chesterfield ran out 4-0 winners over Bury.

Meanwhile, Cook has thanked Gary McSheffrey for the contribution he made during a four-month stint at the club after deciding against offering the player an extended deal.

The Spireites’ scheduled Derbyshire Senior Cup quarter-final tie at Borrowash Victoria was postponed yesterday morning due to an unplayable playing surface.