CHESTERFIELD: Three more years as youngster signs extended Spireites deal

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Tendayi Darikwa has signed a new deal extending his stay at the Proact Stadium until the summer of 2015.

Darikwa, aged 20, whose made 15 appearances this season, scoring two goals, had earned a deal for this season after hardly featur under John Sheridan.

However the ex-boss spotted something in the Nottingham-born youngster, clearly a later developer than many, to keep him onboard and Sheridan’s hunch has turned into a long-term deal now Paul Cook is in the hot-seat.

Cook, who earlier this week sent back Micah Evans to Blackburn Rovers and transfer-listed Neal Trotman and Craig Westcarr, is clearly now beginning to set his stall out for the rest of this season and beyond.

The manager had inherited Evans at Accrington last season when he joined them, so knew his play well.

He brought defender Liam Cooper to Chesterfield on loan from Hull City, but he picked up an injury during his debut, the 6-1 cup win over Hartlepool United.

Last week Ben Dickenson, borrowed from Brighton & Hove Albion, scored for the Spireites within four minutes of coming off the bench for his senior debut.

Both loanees look like quality signings from their relatively short Spireites careers to date.