Lester: We have the contacts to find the right players for Chesterfield

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Jack Lester believes he and his staff have the necessary contacts to deal with the recruitment of new players.

Lester’s arrival at the Proact coincided with the departure of head of recruitment Guy Branston.

The first team boss is confident of finding the right players without a dedicated ‘head scout.’

“I’ve been in football my whole life, and Tommy (Wright) and everybody, we have numerous contacts in the game,” he said.

“We will assess the squad, see what players will come in and fit the vision of the club, that will be very important.

“It won’t be signing people just to fill a number, it will be someone who can fit the future of the football club.”

With a scarcity of players who can play in wide positions and an abundance of central midfielders at the Proact, Lester admits a winger would be an ideal addition – if they’re the right signing.

“We don’t want to just sign a stopgap really, we want players to come in and improve us,” he said.

“We are looking for that but if they’re not there we’re not just going to sign anybody, we’ll wait for January and do more decisive work then.”

Lester met with club owner Dave Allen last week and talked over potential January transfer activity.

The club are unlikely to dabble much in the free-agent market given their proximity to the EFL salary cap at present, but it seems likely there will be some ins and outs in the new year.