CHESTERFIELD: Spireites win Fair Play award

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CHESTERFIELD have won the PFA Bobby Moore Fair Play Trophy for their outstanding disciplinary record last season.

The Award is presented every year by the Professional Footballers Association to the club throughout the Premiership and the three divisions of the Football League with the best disciplinary record.

Chesterfield recorded only one red card all season when midfielder Lee Johnson was sent off at Notts County in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

During the entire league campaign, John Sheridan’s side only picked up a total of 54 yellow cards, 41 in the league and 13 bookings in the highly successful cup campaign which ended in triumph at Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The Fair Play trophy presentation itself will be made at a forthcoming fixture at the B2net Stadium.

“It is reward for the way the players conducted themselves during what was a difficult season,” said Sheridan.

The Fair Play Award was instigated by the PFA in 1988 to reward the club with the best disciplinary record throughout the Football League and the Premier League, enabling the PFA to illuminate good behaviour and sportsmanship on the field of play by its members.

Named after West Ham and England captain Bobby Moore, renowned for his fair play, the winners’ list is dominated by Football League clubs, notably by Crewe who have won it 12 times.