Fans, family and players react to Talbot departure

Chesterfield vs Doncaster Rovers - Drew Talbot on the ball - Pic By James Williamson
Chesterfield vs Doncaster Rovers - Drew Talbot on the ball - Pic By James Williamson
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The big news after Chesterfield announced the list of players departing the club is that Drew Talbot’s career at the Proact has come to an end.

The versatile player, who spent seven and a half years with the club and won promotion twice, was among seven players released.

It’s his departure that has struck the biggest chord with the club’s fanbase.

Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee tweeted his former colleague, saying: “Really sad to hear @DroobyT_25 won’t be with us next season. Shared some great memories together. All the best pal.”

Laurence Maguire ‏tweeted: “All the best @DroobyT_25 moving on after seven years at the club. Going too be missed in the car skool.”

Former Chesterfield stopper Richard O’Donnell, now at Bristol City, tweeted: “@DroobyT_25 you’ve been a credit to the club mate! You’ll not be short of admirers!”

Fan Alwyn Jones said: “He deserves another contract, at least one more year, still a great player, a lot to give.”

Club historian Stuart Basson ‏eluded to the Barnsley-born player’s ability to play in a number of positions.

He tweeted: “Sad to see @DroobyT_25 go before he got a game in goal. Played everywhere else in a long CFC career he can be proud of.”

On Facebook Stuart Bates added: “That’s sad about Drew. he has been a great servant of the club and has played very well this year, in my opinion.”

Michael Dysart posted: “Can’t believe Drews has not got a new contract, he always gives 110 per cent, wish the rest of the squad had given as much commitment, he’ll be missed.”

Luke Ball on Twitter called Talbot a ‘great servant,’ and that was echoed by Craig Tinsley who tweeted: “All the best @DroobyT_25 gutted you’re leaving, never gave less than 100 per cent wherever you were asked to play.”