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Rotherham United: Millers No 2 Richie Barker on Richard Wood, Ben Heneghan, Matt Palmer and Caolan Lavery

Captain Richard Wood was today backed to keep giving everything for the Rotherham United cause despite speculation linking him with a move to Chesterfield.

Football
PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW: United at Burnley, Swans host Liverpool while City look to bounceback

PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW: United at Burnley, Swans host Liverpool while City look to bounceback

Manchester City will look to get back to winning ways at home to Newcastle United while Liverpool travel to Swansea.

Football
Stoke City's Peter Crouch celebrates scoring the only goal against Hull.

RUMOUR MILL: Stoke striker Peter Crouch emerges as shock target for Chelsea

Here are the stories making today’s headlines (Friday 19th January).

Football
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Lester on the strides made between the last Yeovil Town game and this weekend’s clash

Jack Lester was sat in the stands as a very interested spectator the last time Chesterfield took on Yeovil Town.

Chesterfield FC
An exclusive collection of 25 horses to have caught the eye this Jumps season and likely to go on to big-race success. (PHOTO BY: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

COUNTDOWN TO CHELTENHAM: horses to follow from the Jumps season so far

Inexorably, inevitably, the Cheltenham Festival is swinging into view. The rest of the Jumps season, which now resembles one, long dress-rehearsal, one, long schooling session, has hit the home straight and the winning post of mid-March is on the horizon.

Horse Racing
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Lester runs the eye over trialists and continues to monitor experienced centre-half

Jack Lester is running his eye over a number of trialists and admits Chesterfield are still monitoring the Richard Wood situation at Rotherham United.

Chesterfield FC
Alexis Sanchez

RUMOUR MILL: Sanchez set to sign; Madrid set sights on star front line

Alexis Sanchez looks set to complete his move to Manchester United in the next 24 hours.

Football
Chesterfield add Burnley centre-half to the ranks on permanent deal

Chesterfield add Burnley centre-half to the ranks on permanent deal

Chesterfield have signed centre-half Alex Whitmore from Premier League club Burnley.

Chesterfield FC
Erhun Oztumer

Rotherham United: Striker coming, says Warne, and Millers monitor Oztumer

Manager Paul Warne says Rotherham United will sign another striker in the January transfer window as he admitted his interest in Walsall attacker Erhun Oztumer.

Football
Chesterfield Town v Yeovil Town.
Robbie Weir pulls one back in the second half.

PREVIEW: Dangermen, form and style of play – get to know Saturday’s opponents Yeovil Town

Chesterfield have the chance to drag Yeovil Town right back into the relegation dog fight this weekend, but they can’t expect an easy game.

Chesterfield FC
Rodney Fern

Former Spireites striker Rodney Fern dies aged 69

Tributes have been paid to former Chesterfield striker Rodney Fern, who has died aged 69.

Chesterfield FC
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Chesterfield's Drew Talbot

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Values, not injuries or results, driving Jack’s January recruitment search

Jack Lester is determined to ensure Chesterfield’s January recruitment policy is driven by his long-term vision for the club.

Chesterfield FC
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Chesterfield's Josh Kay has a shot on goal

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Lester excited by his ‘top drawer’ former Tyke

Jack Lester says he’s excited about the talent possessed by one of his newest recruits and predicts he’ll become a Spireites fan favourite.

Chesterfield FC
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Chesterfield's keeper Aaron Ramsdale claims the ball from the cross

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Teenage loan keeper on those debut mistakes, bouncing back in style and Spireite rollickings

Aaron Ramsdale knows that the mistakes he made on his Spireites debut won’t be the last in his career as a goalkeeper.

Chesterfield FC
John McDermott, pictured here in the Impact Arena dugout, left Alfreton this week and has been replaced by Chris Moyses

Fresh challenge excites Chris Moyses as he takes Alfreton Town reins

New Alfreton Town manager Chris Moyses is excited by the challenge that awaits him at the Impact Arena.

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Chesterfield's Colchester's

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COLUMN: It’s as you were at the Proact when it comes to takeover

Until such a time as Chesterfield FC confirm in an official club statement that the proposed takeover is off, it’s as you were.

Chesterfield FC
Matlock Town v Heanor (white), Nico De Girollamo

Three in and three out as Matlock shake up squad

It’s been three in and three out at Matlock Town during the last week as joint bosses Glenn Kirkwood and Craig Hopkins freshen up their squad in the midst of a winless six game run in league and cup.

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RUMOUR MILL: Jose Mourinho to sign new Manchester United contract

RUMOUR MILL: Jose Mourinho to sign new Manchester United contract

Here are the stories making today’s headlines.

Football
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Chesterfield v Colchester United
30/12/2017  KO 3.00 pm; Proact Stadium ;
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Chesterfield's  Jerome Binnon-Williams trys to find the net but is blocked by Colchester's   Frankie Kent

Boss not prepared to pigeonhole left-sided Spireite

Jack Lester is happy for Jerome Binnom-Williams to be a left-sided generalist for Chesterfield rather than a specialist in either defence or attack.

Chesterfield FC
Captain Billy Godleman wants to see Derbyshire's home form improve.

Godleman hoping for big improvement in Derbyshire’s home form

Buoyed by a general upturn in fortunes in 2017, captain Billy Godleman is now targeting a specific improvement in performances at home when Derbyshire’s new season starts.

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