Spireites: Chesterfield to open talks with winger

Chesterfield FC v Nottingham Forest Jamie Devitt
Chesterfield FC v Nottingham Forest Jamie Devitt

Chesterfield are set to open talks with Jamie Devitt over the next week to discuss his future at the club.

The winger’s current contract with the Spireites expires on January 19 after he penned a six month deal in the summer.

Devitt has made eight senior appearances for the club during a first half of the season which has been hampered by injury.

He capped off an encouraging display in the 7-0 drubbing of Long Eaton United in the Derbyshire Senior Cup on Tuesday night with a goal.

Following the match, assistant manager Leam Richardson said: “We’ll be speaking to Jamie in the next week. Jamie’s a very good player.

“He came after having lost his way for a short period, but as you can see from tonight (Tuesday), he is technically very, very good.

“He’s been part of the squad all year. His chances have been limited for one reason or another, but his ability has never been in question.”

Gary McSheffrey’s future appears to be away from Chesterfield, after it emerged he has been training with League Two rivals Scunthorpe United.

The former Coventry City man remains under contract with the Spireites until January 13 but has been allowed to go out on trial.

He did his chances of earning a contract at the Iron no harm after bagging a hat-trick in a reserve game against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday afternoon.

“Gary needs to play football, we’ll never stand in anyone’s way to go and play football,” added Richardson. “He came in and conducted himself very well, he got himself fit and in good shape.

“His contract is coming to an end and he wants to play. He felt it was time for him to move on.”

Richardson confirmed Callum McFadzean has returned to Sheffield United after the completion of his loan spell at Chesterfield.