Wednesday night for Spireites at Leeds

Ryan Cresswell
Ryan Cresswell
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Spireites’ trip to Elland Road in the first round of the Capital One Cup has been set for Wednesday, August 7.

The game will kick off at 7.45pm and tickets will cost £12 for adults and £6 for concessions.

It will be Chesterfield’s first visit to the West Yorkshire stadium since 1950.

Chesterfield’s players are currently at a pre-season training camp in Portugal, and they return to England on Thursday.

By then manager Paul Cook will be hoping the club can have reached agreements with Port Vale and Southend United regarding midfielder Sam Morsy and defender Ryan Cresswell.

Vale are entitled to compensation for a player that joined them aged 16 five years ago whilst Cresswell, also courted by Fleetwood Town, has a year left on his existing contract. The former Millers player has expressed a preference to move to the Proact Stadium.

Former double-winning Arsenal captain Tony Adams believes the number of foreign players in the Premier League means loyalty to a club is becoming increasingly infrequent.

Adams spent just under 20 years with the Gunners and reckons it is a lack of affinity with a club that means players no longer have the same connection. ”When a foreign player comes over to play here it is natural maybe that he goes back.”