Chesterfield: Jack Lester to leave the Spireites

Jack Lester celebrates after scoring
Jack Lester celebrates after scoring
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CHESTERFIELD striker Jack Lester has announced he’ll be leaving the club at the end of the season.

The former Sheffield United and Grimsby Town player has made 92 goals in 216 games since joining the club in the summer of 2007.

He was told by the club he wasn’t going to be retained at the beginning of February but decided to delay the news until the Spireites play-off bid faltered.

He said: “It was the club’s decision that I won’t be here next year. I found out at the start of February and I’m disappointed, obviously. I’d like to think I’ll be able to play somewhere next season, I’d hoped to stay around here but I’ll definitely be in the game for a long time to come, though I don’t know what I’ll be doing.”

Lester will be part of the squad for Saturday’s game against Plymouth Argyle, although Armand Gnanduillet and Nathan Smith are out injured and there are several more bumps and bruises to contend with