Lester’s delight at two-year deal

'Club on the up': Jack Lester
'Club on the up': Jack Lester
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Chesterfield striker Jack Lester has signed a new two year deal to stay at the B2net until June 2013.

Since first signing in 2007 from Nottingham Forest, Lester has scored 79 goals in 156 appearances for the club, catapulting him in to the top seven all time scorers for Spireites.

Lester, 35, said: “I’m delighted to sign this new deal as I absolutely love it here; the fans, the team and the stadium. This is a club on the up and I am so pleased to be part of it all.”

He added: “I am feeling really good at the moment and am looking forward to next season in League One.” The striker was a home specialist last season, scoring 17 goals, all at the B2net whilst he was used sparingly away from home.

Meanwhile, Scottish midfielder Derek Niven, 27, has signed a new one year contract. He’s the club’s longest serving player having initially joined the club on loan from Bolton in December 2003. He began his career North of the Border as a youngster with Raith Rovers.

He’s made 290 league appearances for the club, 18th in the all-time list, plus 28 in other competitions and remains a popular figure amongst fans, especially since successfully fighting off testicular cancer a couple of seasons ago.