Chesterfield: Stanley loan just champion for keeper Chapman

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Spireites back-up keeper Aaron Chapman, 24, has joined Accrington Stanley on a month’s loan.

The giant shot stopper made his first team debut for Chesterfield in the recent JPT loss at Scunthorpe United. He had a successful loan spell in the Conference last season with Chester and he’s been on the radar of a number of clubs already, most notably Bolton Wanderers, and he’s also had a trial at Everton.

A late starter in the game, Chapman moved to the Proact from Belper Town in May 2013 and has progressed well and his manager Paul Cook said: “We feel it’s important for Aaron to gain valuable first-team experience and he’ll get that at Accrington.”

Chesterfield are likely to go into the home game with Notts County with 18 year old Darley Dale born Development Squad keeper Myles Weston on the bench.

Notts look set to recall experienced former England midfielder Alan Smith for the game after resting him in the weekend goalless draw with Oldham whilst skipper Hayden Mullins could return after missing three games through injury. Ex Manchester United keeper Roy Carroll, who picked up a shoulder injury late in the Oldham game, should be fit enough to play.

Chesterfield FC’s Memorial Garden will be formally opened this Sunday, 28th September, at 6pm. The £35,000 garden, paid for by supporter donations, will be opened by Chesterfield greats Ernie Moss and Jamie Hewitt. It features include a war memorial for the 16 players and managers killed in the two World Wars and a Wall of fame that remembers former Spireites who’ve appeared in more than 250 games.

The Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band will be playing at the hour long ceremony.