Chesterfield FC give three academy players pro deal

Chesterfield FC have offered three academy players professional contracts to.

Monday, 10th April 2017, 2:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:29 pm

Dyan Parkin, Jack Brownell and Jay Smith will join Ricky German and Joe Rowley in the professional ranks.

Academy manager Mark Smith told the club’s official website: “We feel as though there is more development in these kids and I’m pleased to see them progress.”

“Dylan Parkin is a goalkeeper who has made a steady improvement. Over the last six months he has shown a lot more maturity and he is starting to take on leadership as well.

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“Jack Brownell is somebody who’s shown us over the course of two years that he is worth persevering with. Jack is a midfielder who is good at receiving the ball and he’s got a bit of strength and a bit of pace, with a good range of passing.

“Jay Smith is a defender who’s strong and he’s got that bit of pace. Jay has actually been halted a little bit by a a run of injuries, but we are going to give him six months and get him a clean bill of health just to prove that he has got over his injury problems and I’ve no doubt that he will do that.”

Rowley began his pro career with a bang on Saturday after hitting the winner in Spireites 1-0 win over Port Vale just days after signing his contract.