Spireites: ‘Jack deserves a great send off,’ says Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner

sp94575   football club new Chief Executive Chris Turner
sp94575 football club new Chief Executive Chris Turner

Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner has urged supporters to give Jack Lester the send-off he deserves.

Lester will lead the team out for the last time today when the Spireites face Exeter at the Proact, bringing the curtain down on six long years with the club.

Turner paid tribute to the striker’s achievements at the club.

He said: “Every football club has its heroes and its always a sad day when the time comes for players to leave clubs.

“Jack deserves a great send off. He deserves the opportunity to captain the team out there. He’s been a great servant and has played consistently well for the team over his six years with the club.

“He will always be made welcome back at this club and would like to wish him well for the future.”

Former Grimsby Town, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United man, Lester, has bagged 92 goals for Chesterfield in 218 appearances for the League Two club.

Current Spireites manager Paul Cook echoed the chief executive’s comments.

“Club legends in modern football are few and far between but I think Jack will go down as one. He has been a fantastic servant to this club,” he said.

“His goal record is there for all to see. He’s given many of our supporters a happy night and a happy afternoon.

“I hope it’s a very special day for Jack. I’d love him to sign off with a goal in front of the Kop.

He added: “We wish him every success in the future.”

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