How Chesterfield's squad is shaping up after 13 players officially leave and become free agents

The Spireites return to pre-season training a week today and James Rowe’s squad is shaping up nicely ahead of the new campaign.

Thursday, 1st July 2021, 12:22 pm
Jack Clarke is one of five new signings Chesterfield have made so far. Picture: Tina Jenner.

The 13 players who were not offered new deals are officially free agents as of today which means Town currently have a squad of 24 on their books.

There is plenty of competition for places and we are expecting some more comings and goings before the season starts on August 21.

Let’s take a look at the current squad...

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The experienced goalkeeper joined on a one-year deal last month. Currently, he is the only stopper on the Spireites' books.
He had an outstanding first season for Town and was probably Chesterfield's most consistent performer.
Recently joined on a free transfer from Halifax, where he was voted the Player of the Year last season. He was also named in the National League Team of the Year. Could his arrival mean Carline switches to right centre-back?
Signed on a short-term deal last season but has agreed a new contract.
He was immense last season.
Likely to be out injured for a good few more months yet with an Achilles injury.
The left-footed centre-back has joined on a free transfer from Hereford.
A top performer last season and he was rewarded with a new contract until 2023.
Had a bit of a stop-start season last time and will face strong competition for the left wing-back spot.
He was a solid addition last season. A little inconsistent towards the end but he was carrying a knock.
The new signing will bring plenty of pace down that side. Will his arrival mean one of Taylor or Whittle could leave?
The midfielder was one of the first names on the team sheet last campaign.
Took a couple of games to adjust after signing from Port Vale but he really showed his quality in the last part of the season.
He was playing really well until his injury. Got a fight on his hands to get back in the team ahead of Weston and Oyeleke.
Never really cemented his place in the starting line-up. Could he be one of those to possibly leave?
Finished the season superbly and has now returned to Town on a permanent deal after leaving Aston Villa.
Finished the season in fine form and was rewarded with a new contract.
Made a great start to his Chesterfield career but couldn't get in the team as the season went on.
Signed a new contract last season but never really kicked on. It will be interesting to see what his future holds.
Ten goals in 22 starts after signing from Gloucester City. Likely to be out until around Christmas following his ACL injury.
Four goals in 10 appearances after joining towards the end of last season.
Missed a lot of last season with a knee injury so it will be a big boost to have him back.
The experienced striker will be 40 next May.
The 23-year-old faces strong competition to get one of the starting spots.