New Chesterfield signing could not wait to link-up with former Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook again

New signing Bailey Clements says manager Paul Cook was a ‘massive factor’ in him joining the Spireites.
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The 21-year-old was a free agent after being released by Ipswich Town at the end of last season.

The left-back was given his chance in the first-team at the Tractor Boys last season by Cook and the pair link-up again.

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Clements said: “I’m really excited and looking forward to getting going. Linking up with the gaffer again, it was a no-brainer to come here.

New Spireites signing Bailey Clements.New Spireites signing Bailey Clements.
New Spireites signing Bailey Clements.

“I’ve heard a lot of good things about the club and the town itself. A couple of loan spells haven’t gone exactly as I would like, but I’m now ready to make an impact.

“[Paul Cook] was a massive factor. He gave me my opportunity at Ipswich, he put his trust in me and I like to think I repaid him.

“I’m hard-working. I get up and down, defensive duties definitely come first but when I can get forward and into the attacking third, I can get a cross in and hopefully get assists.”

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Clements had been at Ipswich for 14 years, working his way up through the academy.

In total he made nine appearances for his boyhood club.

He had also had a loan spell at League Two Stevenage last season after Cook departed Portman Road.

Clements becomes Chesterfield’s second left-sided signing this summer, following the arrival of fellow youngster Branden Horton from Doncaster Rovers.