Wakefield still in the picture and has a future at the Proact

Chesterfield's midfielder Charlie Wakefield (16) cuts outside Grimsby Town's defender Zak Mills (12).''Picture by Stephen Buckley/AHPIX.com. Football, League 2, Chesterfield v Grimsby Town; 05/08/2017 KO 3.00pm 'Proact; copyright picture; Howard Roe; 07973 739229
Chesterfield's midfielder Charlie Wakefield (16) cuts outside Grimsby Town's defender Zak Mills (12).''Picture by Stephen Buckley/AHPIX.com. Football, League 2, Chesterfield v Grimsby Town; 05/08/2017 KO 3.00pm 'Proact; copyright picture; Howard Roe; 07973 739229
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Charlie Wakefield might have disappeared from first team action but he’s still very much in the picture according to boss Jack Lester.

The midfielder, who turned 17 in May, started the very first League Two game of the season under Gary Caldwell.

He then came on as a substitute against Bradford City in the EFL Trophy on 29th August but hasn’t appeared for the senior side since.

Lester is well aware of the youngster, however and has him pegged as one for the future.

Explaining why Wakefield wasn’t involved in the first team’s public training session last week, the manager said: “They’ve got a big youth cup game coming up so we’re trying to let the youth team train together as much as they can.

“He’s trained with us, with the first team (last Thursday) and trained really well, I spoke to him after the session actually.”

And Lester apparently liked what he saw from the teenager, who made his first team debut last season at just 16.

“He’s someone we like,” said Lester.

“He’s 17, he’s a young 17 but he’s definitely got a future at this club.”

Wakefield was one of the youngest members of Chesterfield’s touring party in Spain and Portugal this summer.