Talbot reflects on ‘special’ milestone

Chesterfield Football Club Press Day Away Kit Drew Talbot
Chesterfield Football Club Press Day Away Kit Drew Talbot
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Drew Talbot said it felt ‘special’ to captain Chesterfield to an opening day win in his 200th game for the club.

Former Spireites manager Lee Richardson brought the versatile Talbot to the club on an initial loan period from Luton in January 2009.

He made his first appearance for Chesterfield at Saltergate in a 2-1 win over Exeter.

His temporary move was made permanent that summer when John Sheridan was appointed Blues boss.

Talbot emerged as an ever-present over the next four years and reached the landmark appearance in the 2-0 victory at Gigg Lane on Saturday.

The 27-year-old said following the win over Bury: “I didn’t know it was my 200th game.

“The wife told me this morning (Saturday) and to be captain as well made it that little bit extra special.

“To get three points was the most important thing and I can look back on it now on what was a great day.”

Chesterfield had to cope with a barrage of attacks in the first half at Bury but turned it around after the break thanks to goals from Jay O’Shea and Marc Richards.