Chesterfield bestow title of keeper coach on Matt Duke

Chesterfield have appointed former Hull and Bradford stopper Matt Duke as goalkeeping coach.

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 8:48 am
Updated Thursday, 30th June 2016, 9:53 am
24 February 2013..... Bradford City v Swansea City, Capital One Cup Final, Wembley Stadium. Bantam keeper Matt Duke sent off

The 39-year-old replaces Mark Crossley who moved to Notts County as John Sheridan’s assistant.

Duke has most recently played for Alfreton in the National League North.

The Sheffielder began his career with pub side Bradway FC and held a coaching role with Sheffield United Under 21s last season.

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Spireites boss Danny Wilson said experience will stand Duke in good stead with his charges.

“Matt has had a terrific career so he will have the respect of the keepers he works with,” said Wilson.

“I think he has a great future ahead of him as a goalkeeping coach and it should be a seamless transition as he replaces Mark Crossley.”

Chesterfield have been linked with Shrewsbury centre-half Nathaniel Knight-Percival who looks set to leave the Shrews.