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Chesterfield under investigation for payments made to two former players

Chesterfield FC director Ashley Carson has revealed the club are under investigation over payments made to two former players.

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Brad Barry in training

New Spireite on ‘perfect’ formation, touring, intensive input from coaches and introducing himself to the Proact

Chesterfield’s first signing of the summer is a big fan of the way Gary Caldwell has been setting the side up in pre-season.

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Chris Elliott
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Keeper Elliott becomes Alfreton’s 16th summer signing

Alfreton Town have signed goalkeeper Chris Elliott from Harrogate Town - their 16th signing of the summer.

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Delighted McDermott secures Snodin signature

Alfreton Town boss John McDermott was delighted to have secured the capture of left back Jordan Snodin.

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Marc Newsham was on target for Matlock

Gladiators overcome strong Blades side in friendly

Matlock Town’s pre-season plans continued with victory over a strong Sheffield United side on Wednesday night.

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Ollerton form continues with win over Staveley

Ollerton’s fine pre-season form continued with a 1-0 win over visiting NCEL Premier Division side Staveley MW last night.

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Fitness coach Gareth Piper

Fitness guru hopes to extend Proact stay

Gareth Piper hopes to extend his Proact stay beyond the initial seven-week deal he signed back in June. 
The Spireites fitness and conditioning coach would like to remain at the club and continue his long-running working relationship with Gary Caldwell.

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Diego Costa

FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Chelsea holding out for £44m for Diego Costa, Manchester United linked with PSG midfielder Marco Verratti

Today’s rumour mill has some of the 2017 usual suspects linked with moves.

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Physio Michael McBride treats Kristian Dennis for a calf complaint

Dennis hoping to play some part in Stoke game

Kristian Dennis hopes he’ll be back in action on Saturday when Chesterfield take on a young Stoke City side.

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Chesterfield's Rai Simons battles with Scunthorpe's Scott Wiseman

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Rai Simons no longer a registered player with Chesterfield

Rai Simons is no longer a registered player with Chesterfield FC after failing to sign the deal offered to him by the club.

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Chris O'Grady of Chesterfield celebrates his first goal during the pre season friendly at the Procact Stadium, Chesterfield. Picture date: July 18th 2017. Picture credit should read: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Column: Blades battle the most encouraging sign yet for new-look Town

The performance of Gary Caldwell’s side in a 2-1 loss to Sheffield United was perhaps the clearest sign yet that he’s made big improvements to the squad.

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Attacking pair sign up as Buxton squad nears completion

Martin McIntosh has continued to strengthen his Buxton FC squad this week with the addition of Tyler Williams and Anthony Wilson.

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RUMOUR MILL: Real Madrid hotshot set for Premier League move, England ace lays out wage demands, Barca to keep Brazilian star

RUMOUR MILL: Real Madrid hotshot set for Premier League move, England ace lays out wage demands, Barca to keep Brazilian star

Here are the stories making today’s back pages.

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Buxton FC v Chesterfield (white), Gary Caldwell

‘We’re getting better with every game and we have to keep building’

Gary Caldwell believes his side are improving with every outing in pre-season and wants them to keep the momentum going.

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New Spireite Jerome Binnom-Williams (Pic: Tina Jenner)

Boss reveals extent of bad news on left-back’s ankle injury

Chesterfield defender Jerome Binnom-Williams may need surgery on an ankle injury sustained last week in Portugal.

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Chris O'Grady of Chesterfield celebrates his first goal during the pre season friendly at the Procact Stadium, Chesterfield. Picture date: July 18th 2017. Picture credit should read: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Chesterfield beaten by Blade Brooks magic at the Proact

David Brooks gave Chesterfield a ‘look what you could have had’ moment with a fine winner at the Proact on Tuesday night.

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Chesterfield vs Crewe - ProAct stadium - Pic By James Williamson

Boss pitches an idea to stretch visitors

Chesterfield boss Gary Caldwell wants visiting teams to be at full stretch at the Proact Stadium next season, so he’s ordered the pitch to be widened.

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Managers Garry Monk and Gary Caldwell conversing before the game

Caldwell delighted with Spireites’ Iberian tour

Gary Caldwell believes the time and expense it took for Chesterfield to go to Spain and Portugal on tour were well worth it.

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, who could be on his way to Chelsea, according to today's football rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea have ‘strong and serious interest’ in Sergio Aguero

Striker Sergio Aguero, one of the best players ever to grace the Premier League, could be on the brink of a sensational move from Manchester City to champions Chelsea.

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Matlock Town have finally got their man

Matlock Town have finally got their man

Matlock joint bosses Glenn Kirkwood and Craig Hopkins finally got their man when experienced striker Shaun Harrad signed for the Gladiators after last Saturday’s 3-1 home win against Mansfield Town under 21’s.

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