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Branston on his pride at leading Town, why managers should want the job and how the players have responded to him

Guy Branston admits it will be a proud moment to stand on the touchline as Chesterfield manager, but insists he doesn’t want the job permanently.

Chesterfield FC
Queens Park's wet outfield

No play on day three at Queen’s Park

Derbyshire’s final home game of the season looks destined to end in a complete wash-out after no play was possible for the third day running in the Division Two match against Kent at Chesterfield.

Cricket
Alex Hughes

Key performer Hughes recognised with county cap

Alex Hughes has been one of the success stories for Derbyshire in 2017 and his impressive progress was recognised this week when he was awarded his county cap.

Cricket
Brendon Daniels

Alfreton Town march on in FA Cup after seeing off AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Alfreton Town finally hurdled the first obstacle in their 2017/18 FA Cup season when they won their Second Qualifying Round replay at AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Tuesday night, after recovering from a 0-2 setback in the original tie.

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Raheem Sterling

RUMOUR MILL: Manchester City could propose to swap Raheem Sterling for Alexis Sanchez in January | PSG offer Edinson Cavani to Real Madrid

The proposed swap deal featuring Raheem Sterling and Alexis Sanchez could be revived once the January transfer window reopens.

Football
Dominic Calvert-Lewin puts Everton ahead. Picture by FRANK REID

Everton Carabao Cup hero Calvert-Lewin ‘always’ in Koeman’s mind

Ronald Koeman says Dominic Calvert-Lewin is “always” in his mind after his brilliantly-taken brace sank Sunderland.

Football
Jerome Binnom-Williams on crutches in Portugal after rolling his ankle

Binnom-Williams gives insight into timeline for return, Rowley closer to a comeback

One of Chesterfield’s long-term injury victims hopes to be back in action in the next two months.

Chesterfield FC
Capri, ridden by Ryan Moore, holds on to win the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster.

Doncaster’s crown jewel shines brightly, but the diamonds need a polish

For as long as I can remember, Doncaster’s St Leger meeting every September has been a highlight of the racing calendar.

Horse Racing
Jack Lester leaving pitch Chesterfield FC v Exeter

Spireites ready to compile shortlist and set deadline for appointment

Chesterfield will tomorrow begin to compile a shortlist from the deluge of applications for the vacanct manager’s position.

Chesterfield FC
The 2017 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon takes place on October 22.

Route revealed for 2017 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon

Organisers have confirmed the route for the 2017 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon, which takes place next month.

News
Queens Park cricket pitch which was supposed to host Derbyshire and Kent but the match was abandoned due to a wet outfield.

Derbyshire ‘committed’ to Queen’s Park despite washout

Derbyshire remain “committed” to staging first-class cricket at Chesterfield despite another blank day in the Division Two match against Kent.

Cricket
Football League Two 
Chesterfield FC v Torquay Utd 
Guy Branston, left and Jack Lester

COLUMN: One of the biggest decisions in Chesterfield’s 151-year history

Chesterfield’s own version of Groundhog Day is here again and this time they simply cannot afford to get things wrong.

Chesterfield FC
Karim Benzema

RUMOUR MILL: Real Madrid considering selling Karim Benzema | United boss Jose Mourinho wants Alexis Sanchez

Here are today’s main football rumours.

Football
Chesterfield v Middlesbrough 1997 FA cup semi final. Fabrizio Ravanelli in action for Boto.

Does 1997 FA Cup Boro star Ravanelli want the Spireites job?

One of the men who broke Chesterfield hearts 20 years ago could be interested in the managerial vacancy at the Proact.

Chesterfield FC
DCCC

Day One washout between Derbyshire and Kent at Queen’s Park

Derbyshire suffered another home wash-out when the opening day of the Division Two match against Kent at Chesterfield was abandoned without a ball bowled.

Cricket
Chelsea striker Diego Costa, who is the subject of a final 'take-it-or-leave-it' offer of �57 million from Atletico Madrid, according to today's rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Atletico Madrid make final £57m offer for Diego Costa, while Liverpool and Arsenal battle for Draxler

Atletico Madrid have made a final ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer of £57 million for wantaway Chelsea striker Diego Costa, according to today’s football transfer grapevine.

Football
Gary Caldwell

OPINION: ‘Sacking Gary Caldwell just does not make sense’

I would like someone to explain the business case – and the logic – in what has happened in the last few months at Chesterfield FC.

Chesterfield FC
Former Chesterfield assistant manager Steve Eyre

Chesterfield still ‘best club in League Two,’ insists Eyre

One of the men earmarked by bookies as a potential new Chesterfield manager believes they’re still the best club in League Two.

Chesterfield FC
Derbyshire, who were inspired by record-breaking South African Hardus Viljoen in their victory over Sussex.

Record-breaker Viljoen says he is ‘blessed’ to play for Derbyshire

Record-breaking South African Hardus Viljoen has told how he feels “blessed” to play for Derbyshire after bowling them to only their second win of the Specsavers County Championship season.

Cricket
Mansfield 5 and 10k

Mansfield 10 & 5k 2017: Where did you finish? Full results

Here are the full results of Sunday’s Mansfield 10k and 5k races.

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