Defender confirms departure from National League champions Chesterfield

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Jeff King has confirmed he is leaving Chesterfield.

The 28-year-old, who helped the Spireites win the National League title this season, is set to become a free agent this summer.

The full-back has been at the Blues for three years, making more than 100 appearances, after joining on a free transfer from Halifax in 2021.

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King was a regular starter in his first two seasons and racked up some of the best goal involvement stats for a defender in the division. But he found minutes harder to come by this campaign, making 19 league appearances in total.

Jeff King is leaving Chesterfield after three years.Jeff King is leaving Chesterfield after three years.
Jeff King is leaving Chesterfield after three years.

He posted on social media: “All good things must come to an end.

"My three years at Chesterfield have been a great ride. Play-off semi-final, play-off final, and finally champions.

"I’ve met some great people along the way and friends I have made for life.

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"Thank you to all the supporters who have supported me through my time at Chesterfield.

"The club is in great hands. I wish nothing but success for the club moving forward.”

Chesterfield are set to confirm their retained list in the near future.

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