Chesterfield: Spireites set for farewell to Jack

Chesterfield's Jack Lester
Chesterfield's Jack Lester
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With Chesterfield out of the play-off race, manager Paul Cook is naming his team with some sentimentality.

He’s confirmed that legendary striker Jack Lester, who’ll be leaving the club after six seasons following the Exeter City encounter, will play and indeed will lead the team out as skipper.

Fellow striker Marc Richards said: “Jack’s been a fantastic servant to the club. The fans never stop singing his name and rightly so. He’s one of the players that you’ll look back on in the future and think he’s a proper legend of the club. As many goals as he’s scored, he’s been a fantastic professional as well.”

It’s expected that a larger than average crowd will be there to cheer on their 37-year-old hero for the last time.

Lester has scored 92 goals for the club and has recovered from the back problem that kept him out of the last two games. He’ll be desperate to score having knocked in goals in Saltergate’s last and the new Stadium’s first league games.

Full-back Richard Brindley (hernia) is out in what will be the last appearance for more than Lester in Chesterfield blue. Drew Talbot, Neal Trotman, Mark Randall, Danny Whitaker, Craig Clay and Scott Boden are out of contract at the end of the season.