Chesterfield target in hot water

Michael Higdon
Michael Higdon

Chesterfield target Michael Higdon has been fined £700 after he admitted charges of assault and threatening behaviour.

The NEC Nijmegen striker was arrested in Glasgow in May last year after celebrating being voted PFA Scotland’s Player of the Year after a stellar season during which he scored 26 goals for Motherwell.

Liverpool-born Higdon, 30, scored 14 goals last season in the Dutch top flight and is Paul Cook’s number-one target for summer, though the wages he commands in his current contract, which has a year to run, are significantly higher than the club want to pay. Agents and transfer fees would also add to the cost.

Bolton’s Craig Davies and John-Joe O’Toole, released by relegated Bristol Rovers, remain Cook’s other major targets as he seeks to add to the squad’s goal power in League One.

Spireites Capital One Cup game at home to Huddersfield Town has been confirmed as being on Tuesday 12th August kicking off at 7.45pm. The two sides met last summer in a pre-season friendly won 2-1 by Chesterfield.

The League Two Trophy will be paraded at Derbyshire Falcons’ Twenty20 match against Leicester Foxes on July 6 (2.30pm). Spireites club representatives will be at the match, at Chesterfield’s Queens’ Park.