Spireites: Drew Talbot signs new Chesterfield FC deal

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Long-serving defender Drew Talbot has committed his future to Chesterfield by signing a new one-year contract.

After putting pen to paper, Talbot said: “I didn’t know if I was going to come back to the club or not, to be honest, but I spoke to the new manager a few times, he laid out his plans and he wants me to be part of his plans.

“I had a career-threatening injury, but I’m over that now and I’m raring to go. Chesterfield have always been good to me - especially over the last 18 months – and I wanted to repay their faith in me.

“I had a couple of offers to go elsewhere and I could have gone for a lot more money, but I love it here and it means I don’t have to move.

“It’s an exciting time. The manager has tried to sign me in the past and I was interested to hear his plans for the club.”

Spireites boss Dean Saunders said: “I’m really pleased to have kept Drew because I can rely on him and that’s the type of character I want. He’ll run through a brick wall for you.”

Talbot, who joined the Spireites after leaving Luton Town six years ago, has made over 200 appearances for the club. After regaining full fitness last season, he had a successful spell on loan at Plymouth Argyle.