Stars of the academy rewarded by caretaker boss

One of the stars of Chesterfield's youth team was rewarded for his goals and attitude with a first-team debut last Saturday at Barnet.

Friday, 11th May 2018, 12:56 pm
Picture by Gareth Williams/; Football; Sky Bet League Two; Barnet v Chesterfield FC; 05/05/2018 KO 15:00; The Hive Stadium; copyright picture; Howard Roe/; Spireites fans at Barnet keeper Craig Ross claims ahead of Chesterfield's Luke Rawson

Caretaker boss Ian Evatt said Luke Rawson had earned his cameo role off the bench.

“He’s been top scorer in the youth team and showed a fantastic attitude and commitment to being a better person and better player,” Evatt said. “It’s important that you reward that.”

Rawson was joined on the bench by fellow academy player Jack Holmes.

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“They’re shining examples that if you do the right things, if you commit yourself to being a good football player, you’re rewarded,” Evatt added.

“We did it to show the rest that if you apply yourself properly you get a chance in the first team. Hopefully the rest of the youth team will see them as an example.”