Wedgbury's coaching career kick-started

Sam Wedgbury's injury-enforced absence from the pitch has given him the chance to gain experience of a potential future career.

Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 4:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 4:58 pm
Chesterfield FC v Alfreton Town FC, Alfretonâ¬"s Josh Wilde and Sam Wedgbury

The Chesterfield midfielder, who recently underwent knee surgery, is out for the season.

But Wedgbury, who has begun taking his coaching badges, is still a big part of the Spireites set-up.

Town boss Martin Allen said: “ Sam Wedgbury has been like a breath of fresh air to everybody.

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“As you can imagine this place hasn’t been very happy, (but) he bounces in, he’s full of positive energy, full of self belief and gives us all a lift when he comes in.

“It’s a real blow we haven’t got him playing in our team.”

Allen is simultaneously keeping the former Wrexham man involved and giving his coaching career a kick-start.

“He does come into staff meetings now two mornings a week, comes in early, he’s involved with us behind the scenes,” said the manager.

“I think with his personality and character he would be a good member of staff.”