LATEST NEWS FROM CHESTERFIELD FC
Caldwell - "I Still Believe!" Bristol Rovers Preview
Saturday 18th March 2017 Just prior to travelling south to take on Bristol Rovers, both Chesterfild FC Manager Gary Caldwell and Chesterfield born defender Connor Dimaio spoke with local media.
Caldwell said he had been delighted with much of Tuesday night’s 3-3 draw at home to Peterborough but stressed that there was still work to do if Chesterfield are to retain their league one status.
"I was delighted with a lot of things Tuesday, though frustrated with goals against. The team came together in an attacking sense scored three..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Shrews Preview - "A Win Is Always Important But..."
Saturday 11th March 2017
"...It's nice to win at home!" said Chesterfield FC boss Gary Caldwell. He admitted he was frustrated with the lack of consistency in the games at the moment, "It's one step forward, two back, but we are making progress. We can't put that consecutive run of wins together.
Speaking about the midweek defeat away to Walsall - rearranged due to heavy rainfall - Caldwell continued, "Our plan (Tuesday) wasn't great on the ball. The game was there to take in terms of controlling the ball, we can be better on the ball than when we were at Walsall... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Football4Autism Walk To Finish At Proact Stadium
Thursday 2nd March 2017 A 'Football4Autism' walk to raise awareness of autism, which will see walkers complete their marathon trek at the Proact Stadium, is taking place in April.
The 21-mile walk will start at Rotherham United's New York Stadium on Tuesday, April 21st and take in both Sheffield clubs before finishing at the Proact.
Chesterfield-based Ray Watts, whose seven-year-old son Jake is autistic, came up with the idea after speaking to the club's head of media and communications, Nick Johnson and Community Trust chief, John Croot... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Director Of Football, Chris Turner Leaves Chesterfield FC
Wednesday 1st March 2017 It's been confirmed that Chris Turner, who has latterly been operating as Chesterfield's director of football, has left the club today after five years.
Turner was previously the club's chief executive before taking on a new role in January.
Director and company secretary Ashley Carson said: "As part of necessary cost-cutting measures, I have carried out a full internal audit and it is with regret that the position of director of football is redundant. Chris has... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites Sink To A 4-0 Home Defeat Against Oxford United
Monday 27th February 2017 Chesterfield's hopes of survival were severely damaged by a 4-0 hammering at the hands of Oxford United.
The U's looked a threat from the start and it took them 17 minutes to open the scoring. Toni Martinez cut the ball back to Rob Hall, who took a touch past goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann before slotting into the net.
Kristian Dennis looked to level six minutes later as he burst... READ MORE...
Gary Caldwell Interview - "We Will Do Something About It!"
Tuesday 21st February 2017 A determined Gary Caldwell faced the local media ahead of the rearranged Millwall clash and said that he was "as frustrated as anyone" after seeing his side slip to another defeat against fellow league strugglers Bury on Saturday at the Proact.
He said, "It's been a long weekend - one of those weekends managers don't look forward to. You have to have the clarity and know what you're looking for and the reasons why. I speak to the players and it's about doing something about it."
The gaffer admits that, for him, it's about attitude... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield FC's Reconvened AGM - News and Interviews
Tuesday 7th February 2017 Over 150 people attended last night's Chesterfield Football club Supporters AGM - reconvened after the previous one in November had been swiftly called to a halt following the resignation of Major shareholder Dave Allen.
The purpose of the evening - for which all the now truncated board of Directors were in attendance, alongside representative Howard Freeman from accountants Shorts and new Manager Gary Caldwell - was to pass the accounts for the year up to June 2016 and to give an opportunity for shareholders of the company (CFC 2001 Ltd) to question the Board on their financial and personnel... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Gary Caldwell Interview - "I'm Enjoying Every Minute Of It!"
Saturday 28th January 2017 After being appointed as Chesterfield manager last week, Gary Caldwell told the media that he had settled in well.
Caldwell signed a one-year rolling contract with the Spireites and spent his first Saturday in the dugout to see his squad draw against AFC Wimbledon at the Proact.
"It's been great - loved working with the players, the attitude they've shown and the quality they've shown. I've been fortunate this week as we've not had a game to prepare for and I've managed to do different things that I wouldn't normally do in the lead up to a game..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Ritchie Humphreys - "We're Privileged Every Day In This Job!"
Saturday 14th January 2017
They say a week is a long time in football - and it was a caretaker manager in the press hot seat at the Proact this week after the sackings of Danny Wilson and Chris Morgan last weekend, followed by the further loss of Captain Gary Liddle to Carlisle United on Friday.
Ritchie Humphreys, given charge of the team for the mid-week clash against Luton and the league match against Coventry on Saturday, faced the local media, and admitted, "I didn't expect to be sitting here, but I've been around football long enough. We have to step up as a football club, and get ourselves..." READ MORE...
Ashley Carson On Wilson's Departure From Chesterfield FC
Monday 9th January 2017 Chesterfield FC's Club Secretary Ashley Carson has spoken to the Chesterfield Post following yesterday's announcement regarding the departure of manager Danny Wilson and his assistant, Chris Morgan.
Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Bradford City left the Spireites in the League One relegation zone following a run of just one victory in their last six league games.
Mr Carson said: "We feel that a change to the management team is necessary at this time to give us the best possible chance of securing our League One status." Listen to the interview in full... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Danny Wilson Interview - "We Know What's In Front Of Us!"
Saturday 7th January 2017
After emphasising in his post-match assessment on Monday that the point earned against in form MK Dons was a good one, Spireites boss Danny Wilson was keen to emphasise in his pre-match press conference that the verdict remained the same three days on.
The gaffer told media that despite his evident frustrations on the touchline, "I wasn't annoyed with the players - I thought it was a fantastic point against a buoyant MK Dons. To come away with a point after the pressure we had at the end of the game was fantastic..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Danny Wilson - "We Let Ourselves Down Against Rochdale!"
Friday 30th December 2016 Both Chesterfield gaffer Danny Wilson and Captain Gary Liddle faced the media ahead of the last game of 2016 for the Spireites - and admitted that inconsistency has been the downfall of the squad throughout much of the season so far,
After seeing his side fall to a 3-0 away defeat at Rochdale on Boxing Day, after a stunning win against promotion chasing Bolton just days before, Wilson admitted, "It's been difficult with the injury list this year. We've brought young lads in - but to ask them to come in for half the season has been difficult and you expect inconsistency from younger players..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
An Unlucky Seven For Chesterfield At Peterborough
Wednesday 14th December 2016 Tom Nichols' brace helped Peterborough United to victory over Chesterfield in a seven-goal thriller at London Road.
Nichols had opened the scoring inside thirty seconds, but two deflected goals in four minutes from the visitors turned the game on it's head as they looked to be going in at the break with an advantage.
However, a stunning strike from Welshman Gwion Edwards restored parity in first half additional time before second half goals from Paul Taylor, Nichols and Michael Bostwick earned Peterborough the three points... READ MORE...
Ashley Carson On Chesterfield FC Boardroom Statement
Friday 9th December 2016 A statement from Chesterfield FC has been released which begins to add clarity to the situation in the boardroom following the exit of Chairman Dave Allen and four directors of the club last month.
The statement reads, "The future of Chesterfield FC is close to being secured following the conclusion of negotiations with four former directors who resigned from the board last month.
"A deal has been agreed in principle over the debentures held by the quartet and it is expected to be finalised soon, subject to the legal..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Danny Wilson Interview - "We Threw Down The Gauntlet"
Saturday 3rd December 2016 As the Spireites crank up for a busy December programme - beginning with a home FA Cup clash against Wycombe Wandereres - supporters could be forgiven for hoping that the new month would herald a more positive period, on the pitch at least.
After a league win at home last weekend, Manager Danny Wilson was also looking on the bright side with cautious optimism that the injury list was, for once, reducing, with the gaffer telling local media, "Ched Evans and Jon Nolan are training better, though not 100% yet. We will wait and see Saturday but hopefully another week will see Ched get his match fitness back..." READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - "Fans Are Key!"
Saturday 26th November 2016 After returning victorious from a mid week trip to Milton Keynes - and with a three point haul meaning they were no longer bottom of league One - it was an unsurprisingly upbeat Chesterfield manager who faced the media at Thursday's press conference.
Asked specifically to comment on the 'winning feeling', Danny Wilson said, "It's been a long time coming! It's pretty unusual in terms of our performances that we have never won games. It's given everyone a lift. Everything about the game showed characteristics of the squad. MKDons are a good side and we have come away with three points. We can take a lot of encouragement..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chris Turner Interview - As The Dust Settles At Chesterfield FC
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 With the ramifications of Chairman Dave Allen's exit from Chesterfield Football Club - followed by four directors- still being explored, CEO Chris Turner today spoke to The Chesterfield Post about the future of the club, the machinations behind the scenes and the circumstances which led to the shock announcement at last Monday's AGM.
Turner says that hard work behind the scenes continues to resolve the crisis - and secure the future of the club.
He confirms that Mike Warner will be Chairman... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Gary Liddle - "Defeats Are Hard To Take" - MKDons Preview
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 "We just need to keep going - it's got to end sometime. There will come a time when this run of results will end!" - that was Chesterfield captain Gary Liddle as he and Manager Danny Wilson faced the media ahead of Tuesday night's clash with MKDons.
After another defeat at the weekend, Liddle is positive that the situation will improve soon, telling The Chesterfield Post, "We have to go on and put the yards in and convert the chances we're currently making. The defeats are hard to take but we'll keep working and keep training and we'll hope we find ourselves on the right side of one of these results..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Four Directors Leave Chesterfield FC Board
Friday 18th November 2016 It has been confirmed that following the resignation of Chairman Dave Allen at Chesterfield FC's AGM on Monday evening, David Jones, Chris Breeze, Philip Taylor and Alan Goodall have also resigned as directors of the club.
A statement confirmed that the three remaining directors of Chesterfield FC will continue to seek a resolution for the "future of the club".
Following the resignation of majority shareholder Dave Allen as Chairman, the board has been working all week to agree a suitable resolution... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - "We Have To Go For The Jugular!"
Friday 18th November 2016 After a tumultuous week at the PROACT which began with Chairman Dave Allen resigning at the AGM, manager Danny Wilson insisted it was business as usual on the pitch as Chesterfield prepare to travel to Fleetwood Town for the first of three league games this week.
Asked at the weekly media conference about the shock announcement (Wilson was present at the top table on Monday) he said, "It's not worrying but a concern. It was an amazing surprise to everyone, but it's a decision Mr Allen has made. In the cold light of day, people may now understand what a benefactor he has been. It's a wake up call for everyone... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Shock At AGM As Chesterfield Chairman Dave Allen Resigns
Monday 14th November 2016 Chesterfield FC Dave Allen has resigned as Chairman at the club's AGM this evening.
Dave Allen started the meeting by announcing his resignation as chairman and director of Chesterfield FC.
Addressing the shareholders who attended the meeting, Allen said: "At this, I must inform you that as of now, I resign as chairman and director of Chesterfield Football Club. At the outset, I never intended to become the chairman. I was just an investor who wanted to see the club progress and get..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Derby Game Looms As Spireites Prepare For Blades Visit
Saturday 12th November 2016 It will be the game on most lips in Chesterfield this weekend, as local rivals Sheffield United make the short trip down the A61 to the Proact.
On Sunday, with an earlier kick off time of 2.15pm to allow for the Sky TV coverage, the game promises to be spicy and feisty with more than just three points at stake.
For Chesterfield Manager Danny Wilson, it's also the chance to pit his wits against a club he managed for two years (2011-13), though he says that's not a consideration as he plans for the game, "I enjoyed my time there, a fantastic..." READ MORE...
Sheffield United Fans Advised Chesterfield Game Is Sold Out
Tuesday 8th November 2016 Police are advising people that the Chesterfield FC and Sheffield United FC fixture on Sunday, November 13th, has been sold out for blades fans.
Superintendent Jim Allen, who is the police match commander for the fixture, said: "We would urge fans not to travel as there will be no available tickets for our friends visiting from Sheffield. This exciting local derby attracts a lot of interest and we will work hard to ensure it is a safe and enjoyable occasion for both sets of supporters.
"We are never complacent and we will deploy officers at..." READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview "You Have To Embrace The Pressure!"
Saturday 5th November 2016
It's a change of focus for the Spireites this weekend, as attention switches from the league to two consecutive cup games.
First up for Chesterfield is Colchester United away in the FA Cup 1st round proper, a game which, although against League Two opposition will, says Chesterfield Manager Danny Wilson, test the squad, "It's dangerous to be complacent. The fact that it's the FA Cup ... there are no easy games. We will treat Colchester with the respect they deserve. They've got some good players - they're capable of causing teams problems..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites Suffer A Sixth Straight Defeat. Coventry Report
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 Sadly, 'pluck' and 'endeavour' counts for nothing as Chesterfield suffered their sixth straight League defeat without a goal scored.
In the first half, the Spireites edged the contest and looked miles from an out-of- form side - but were unable to break the deadlock. City will have known at the interval that they needed to up their game to maintain their winning run yet they still had to wait for the breakthrough.
Ched Evans could have put the game to bed for the Spireites, instead a double substitution paved the way for two City goals in twelve... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - "Lady Luck Hasn't Shone On Us Yet!"
Tuesday 1st November 2016 Danny Wilson was in determined mood as he faced the press ahead of Tuesday night's rearranged clash against Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.
After seeing his side face late heartache at Charlton on Saturday and extending the run of defeats, the Chesterfield boss admitted that though frustrated, he was taking positives from the team's performance, "We set a game plan out and the lads were excellent - but to be undone by a soft goal, a header and by Lee (former loanee Lee Novak) was a double whammy, but the performance was good. The new system worked well - but systems don't win games, the people..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Danny Wilson Interview - "I Expect A Response"
Saturday 29th October 2016 After two home disappointing home games, it's now three away games on the bounce for the Spireites.
Charlton are first up this weekend, and ahead of the trip to the Capital, Chesterfield Manager Danny Wilson faced the media and admitted it had been a "repetitive week".
After a bad run of results through October, the boss admitted that it had been 'back to basics' for the squad during training, "Our key priority is to get back to basics, do those properly - more consistently. The lads have..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield FC's Annual Accounts Released
Tuesday 25th October 2016 The annual accounts for Chesterfield FC were released this week, showing a profit for the second year running.
The pre-tax profit for the year was £42,328, as against £84,879 the previous year.
Director and company secretary Ashley Carson commented: "Whilst the result is slightly disappointing, at the end of the day the club has made a profit.
"As shown in the profit and loss account, the company's turnover has increased from £7.34m in the previous year to £7.52m. This is mainly due..." READ MORE...
Danny Wilson "We Deserve A Bit Of Luck!" Scunthorpe Preview
Friday 21st October 2016 Another home game beckons for Danny Wilson's Chesterfield this Saturday as they take on league leaders Scunthorpe.
Wilson however, remains pragmatic, despite the current run of results, telling media, "We have the solutions within the group, goals within the team. We've had some harsh luck, it doesn't knock confidence, quite the opposite. We go again on Saturday. You've just got to get through it and hopefully we'll come out of it the other end. We can't play like this and continue to have bad luck!
"I thought it was a very good performance the other..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites' Sky Blues Match Rearranged
Thursday 20th October 2016
Chesterfield's SkyBet League One fixture at Coventry City, which was postponed earlier this month, has now been re-arranged.
The Spireites will now travel to the Ricoh Arena for the match on Tuesday, November 1st, kick off at 7.45pm, after international call-ups forced the original fixture to be called-off.
Ticket details will be announced in due course, with tickets bought for the original match still valid for the rearranged fixture.
Spireites Flounder At Hands Of Cod Army. Match Report
Wednesday 19th October 2016 Conor McLaughlin's first half goal gave Fleetwood Town a slender victory at the Proact Stadium as a frustrated Chesterfield moved to five league games without a win.
Chesterfield headed into a Proact double-header in desperate need of a change in fortunes. Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Southend United had seen the early season table-toppers slip in to the relegation zone for the first time this campaign, having picked up just a single point from their last four league outings.
Danny Wilson made one change from the weekend trip to... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson - "I'm Not Panicking!" Fleetwood Preview
Tuesday 18th October 2016 Chesterfield gaffer Danny Wilson is hoping to put Saturday's defeat behind him, as the Spireites prepare for the first of two home games this week, "We want two wins and that's not beyond us - we're capable of that."
Uwe Rosler's Fleetwood Town are the visitors on Tuesday night, with Wilson aware that they pose a threat, "They're very similar to us, they're inconsistent, they've had good performances but don't see results. They went down to Southend a month ago and won the game and then haven't won one since until last Saturday. They're very similar to a lot of the teams in this division, they can..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Danny Wilson Interview - "We Were A Shadow Of Ourselves!"
Saturday 15th October 2016 After two home defeats in quick succession, Chesterfield gaffer Danny Wilson was none the less in a positive mood as he faced the press ahead of this weekend's Sky bet EFL League One clash.
Firstly an update from the boss on injuries, "It's difficult to give it spot on - we've had Dion (Donahue) back to a certain degree, we've had Liam O'Neill playing half a game midweek and we've had the lads who are coming back from long term, though Tommy won't be available to us. Angel is obviously a long way from anywhere near playing. Apart from that the ones who were on international duty have come back very fatigued. What we're going to do is take as many..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Footballer Ched Evans Found Not Guilty Of Rape
Friday 14th October 2016 Chesterfield striker Ched Evans has today been cleared of rape at Cardiff Crown Court.
The 27 year old, who signed for the Spireites in June, served 2 and a half years of a 5 year sentence for rape, before seeing his conviction quashed in April 2016. A retrial was ordered and that jury found Evans not guilty of rape, leaving him free to continue his football career. Chesterfield CEO Chris Turner has welcomed the news saying, "We are naturally delighted with the outcome, especially for Ched, his family and friends. We can now all move forward and focus on football." The club says that no further comment will be made at this stage.
Spireites Hatch A Plot To Win Against The Bantams. Preview
Saturday 1st October 2016 After the last minute heartbreak of seeing Gillingham equalise in the dying seconds of the game, it's back on the Proact bike for Danny Wilson's squad, as they prepare to take on Bradford in their second home game of the week.
Chesterfield now sit 11th in the league, and Danny admits the late goal was a frustration, "It's game management! You can't understand situations until they develop and you react to them. We're talking to the boys about it. If it does transpire again, we handle it in a better way than we did the other night. It was a mad ten seconds from putting the free kick into the stands, not defending..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield's Match At Coventry Postponed
Thursday 29th September 2016
Chesterfield's scheduled forthcoming game at Coventry City, due to be played on Saturday, October 8th, has been postponed due to international call-ups affecting the Spireites.
Liam Graham (New Zealand), Ryan Fulton (Scotland U21s) and Connor Dimaio (Rep of Ireland U21s) will all be on duty for their respective countries.
Details of the re-arranged fixture will be announced in due course. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date.
The Danny Wilson Interview - "We'll Have To Shuffle The Pack"
Monday 26th September 2016
Team Physio Rodger Wylde is perhaps the busiest man at the Proact this week as Danny Wilson's injury list continues to grow.
As the Chesterfield Manager faced the press ahead of the home game against Gillingham, the gaffer updated supporters on the challenges the squad has injury-wise: Ched Evans remains unlikely after his heel problem continues to cause concern; Paul McGinn (hamstring strain) will be missing for an as yet undetermined period after being subbed at Bury; whilst Dion Donahue had a scan Monday, with results hopefully revealed this week... READ MORE...
Brace Yourself! Conor Wilkinson Double Earns Spireite Win
Monday 19th September 2016 Conor Wilkinson's double earned Chesterfield a first victory in five league games as they brought Northampton Town's incredible 31-game unbeaten run to an end.
A goal in either half from Wilkinson, making his home debut after joining on deadline day, put the Spireites in a commanding position.
The Cobblers briefly threatened a comeback when Paul Anderson pulled a goal back shortly after the hour mark, but Kristian Dennis flicked Dion Donohue's strike home twenty minutes from time to seal a 3-1 victory for the home side... READ MORE...
A New Sponsor For The Spireites' West Stand
Wednesday 14th September 2016 Chesterfield Football Club are delighted to announce a deal with a leading local van sales company that will see the West Stand at the Proact Stadium named The Van Yard Stand.
The deal with The Van Yard sees them become a significant partner for the club and they have signed a deal to the end of the 2017/18 season.
The company have recently moved to new premises in Arkwright Town to cope with their increasing trade and Managing Director Chris Allsop points out that linking up with the Spireites will help to enhance their brand awareness... READ MORE...
Spireites Hold'em At Oldham. Match Report
Monday 12th September 2016 The home side, who have yet to pick up three points this term at home, will probably be the more disappointed of two teams who seemed to be struggling to get into top gear.
The Latics edged it in terms of possession but rarely looked fluent whereas the Spireites, despite several enforced changes, had a greater solidity about themselves and looked much more comfortable at set pieces.
The Evans/Wilkinson partnership looks promising but the understanding isn't quite there, Ariyibi came stronger as the game wore on and could... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson - "We Need To Make Sure We Perform Well!"
Saturday 10th September 2016
Chesterfield FC Manager Danny Wilson faced the media ahead of Saturday's clash against Oldham and said preparations were going well while The Chesterfield Post spoke with new signing Conor Wilkinson.
Wilson said, "A week's lack of games is good - a training week if you like. We have little knocks and niggles which we can get over in that week. We've been quite buoyed by the fact that we can get the lads on the training ground without that the intense pressure of games." READ MORE & AUDIO...
"I'm Happy To Be Back!" Tom Anderson Interview And Preview
Saturday 3rd September 2016 New signing Tom Anderson spoke to the media just one day after completing his loan move to Chesterfield from Burnley and said he was delighted to be back at the club after a summer hiatus.
"I'm very happy to be back. I got rumours of it on Sunday and I was chomping at the bit to be back and then it all got done Wednesday - I signed the papers and was straight up Wednesday night.
"Last season didn't end like I wanted it to and I'm really happy to be back and try to push the club as far as it can go - and hopefully..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Two In, Three Out - Five Deadline Day Deals For The Spireites
Thursday 1st September 2016 Chesterfield were involved in five deals on transfer deadline day, signing two players on loan and allowing three to go out on a temporary basis.
Central defender Tom Anderson rejoined the Spireites for a second spell on loan from Burnley - signing until the end of the season - after making 18 appearances for the club last term.
Republic of Ireland U21 striker Conor Wilkinson was also brought in on loan, signing from Bolton Wanderers until January 9th... READ MORE...
Lions Roar As They Capture Victory At The Proact
Monday 29th August 2016 Chesterfield suffered a first home defeat of the season as Steve Morison's first-half brace helped Millwall to a 3-1 victory in North Derbyshire.
Shane Ferguson put the visitors ahead inside a quarter of an hour, before Morison scored twice in four minutes to give the Lions a three-goal lead at the interval.
The Spireites battled in the second half and Sam Hird's 65th minute header appeared to give them a glimmer of hope. However, they struggled to break down the solid Millwall backline and, in truth, a comeback rarely looked likely... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson - Probably Biggest Game Of The Season So Far
Saturday 27th August 2016
Having suffered their first defeat away at Shrewsbury last weekend, Chesterfield gaffer Danny Wilson looks forward to returning to home territory later as Millwall visit the Proact.
Just four games into the SkyBet League One campaign, Wilson says having no mid-week game has helped the team focus and prepare - and revealed that there are no new injury concerns ahead of the clash, "Injury-wise we are OK. We are very fortunate that the team playing on a regular basis have come through injuries. A week of no games helped..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites Tamed By The Shrews. Match Report.
Monday 22nd August 2016 It was a reality check in Shropshire as the Spireites lost their first League fixture of the campaign.
An early lead through Jay O'Shea gave confidence and everything was going to plan until the Shrews equalised via a flag kick and a neat header from Junior Brown, one of the smallest players on the park. All square at the interval was about right.
Both sides wasted openings in the second period and the game looked to be drifting to a stalemate. Instead the home side exploited the Spireites' long standing Achilles heel as captain El-Abd's 84th minute header, from another... READ MORE...
Spireites Preview And Paul McGinn Talks Ahead Of The Shrews
Saturday 20th August 2016 Ahead of travelling to New Meadow stadium to see his side take on Shrewsbury Town, Chesterfield Manager Danny Wilson says he has no real new injury concerns, before adding a note of caution.
Wilson confirmed, "We're all OK - a couple of lads have taken knocks - Paul McGinn took a knock but hopefully he'll be OK, the same for Dion Donahue and Sam Hird."
There is less welcome news of Dan Jones however, with Wilson stating the left back is still suffering ankle problems, "We thought he was OK but he's had a relapse and he's had to have it checked out again. We need to..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites' Home Season Kicks Off As Robins Visit The Proact
Saturday 13th August 2016
The first SkyBet League One game of the season will see Swindon Town visit the Proact later today - and Chesterfield boss Danny Wilson insists that his side is more than ready to play in front of a home crowd.
The gaffer admitted in his press conference ahead of the game that home form would be key to this season's fortunes, saying, "Our home form last year was poor - it wasn't strong enough! If you want to be at the top end, then home form is paramount. We're hoping to get a good result against Swindon and then Walsall at home - and then you have some momentum." READ MORE...
Chesterfield's Dion Donahue Extends Contract
Wednesday 10th August 2016 Chesterfield's Dion Donohue has signed an extended contract which ties him to the club until the summer of 2018.
Donohue, who was signed last summer after impressing on trial, is pleased to have committed his future to the Spireites. He said: "I'm delighted to get it over the line. I just want to do as well as I can for the team and hopefully we can have a good season." The 22-year-old former Everton academy player was recruited after being spotted playing for non-league Sutton Coldfield. Primarily a midfielder, he has filled in at left-back at the start of the season following an injury to Dan Jones. He has made a total of 22 appearances in all competitions for the Spireites.
Chesterfield's League Cup Run Ends At Hands Of Rochdale
Wednesday 10th August 2016 Just three days after a tough season opener at Oxford that saw the Spireites bounce back from a half-time deficit to claim a hard earned point, Danny Wilson had to face an early knockout fixture at the newly named - but very familiar - Crown Oil Arena.
It was the third season in four that the two sides had met in cup competition - with recent honours even. Last season, Dale edged the cup tie but lost the home league fixture. However Dale weree determined to ensure they didn't suffer a second successive home defeat after Peterborough's last minute winner at the weekend proved decisive... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - "Everyone Wants A Good Cup Run!"
Monday 8th August 2016 Danny Wilson will take his Chesterfield side to familiar turf on Tuesday night as the EFL cup competition begins.
After bagging a point at The Kassam Stadium on Saturday, Chesterfield Manager Wilson was delighted with the performance of his team, "It was a terrific point, but I was disappointed we couldn't push on and get the winner. The performance was very good, we stayed in the game at 1-0 down and in the second half we took control of the game."
Sam Hird is back after suspension and Wilson... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Good Evans! Debutant Ched Earns Chesterfield A Point
Saturday 6th August 2016
This was always going to be a difficult fixture. A promoted team on a roll and playing host to a much changed Spireites line-up who needed to learn how to gel into an effective unit.
The half time scoreline was a fair reflection of a period that saw Oxford grab the initiative mid-way through the half and score just before the half hour mark. The Spireites had no option but to step up a gear and Ched Evans ensured he'll stay in the headlines for all the right reasons as he powered home a free kick that managed to elude a dozen players in a crowded penalty area... READ MORE...
The Danny Wilson Interview - "The Big Stage Is On Saturday!"
Saturday 6th August 2016 Spireites' boss Danny Wilson has told The Chesterfield Post that although he is no fan of pre-season, he learns a lot during the games played, "As far as pre-seasons go, it was as good as any but I don't enjoy it - the expectation is either through the sky or deep underground!
"People get carried away - and that includes players themselves. It's keeping things on an equilibrium, it's understanding why we do certain things. You learn a great deal about their resistance under duress."
At Thursday's pre-match press call, which doubled up... READ MORE & AUDIO...
'Shinner' Now "Officially Retired" After Testimonial
Saturday 30th July 2016 Shane Nicholson said he was now 'officially retired' after his testimonial game at the Proact stadium last Tuesday night.
Chesterfield, managed by Danny Wilson, suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of Nigel Pearson's Derby County.
Although a mouth watering clash, the match itself had come second to 'Shinner' who told The Chesterfield Post after the game that he had been delighted and humbled by the response of the crowd - as he led mascots through a guard of honour - and came on to play for Chesterfield for the last 20 minutes... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield FC Statement Regarding Borough Council Loan
Monday 25th July 2016 In relation to the loan made by Chesterfield Borough Council to Chesterfield Football Club, Director & Company Secretary, Ashley Carson has issued the following statement:
Over the last month, the loan from Chesterfield Borough Council has been addressed by A&S Leisure and paid back in full.
The initial mortgage made available by A&S Leisure to complete the construction of the Proact Stadium has now been re-structured to the value of £2 million. This will be paid back over a ten-year period and attract a fixed interest... READ MORE...
Spireites Sign Liverpool Keeper Fulton
Monday 25th July 2016 Chesterfield have moved to ease their goalkeeper shortage by signing Liverpool's Ryan Fulton on a season-long loan deal.
The 6'3" keeper spent the second half of the 2015/16 season on loan with Portsmouth, appearing 12 times in the league, as well as against Bournemouth in the FA Cup, as Pompey reached the League Two play-offs.
Originally from Burnley, the Scotland youth international has been with Liverpool since the age of 11 and the Spireites beat-off competition from a number of other clubs to seal the signing of the highly-rated keeper... READ MORE...
Chesterfield FC's Jake Orrell Joins Hartlepool
Wednesday 8th June 2016
Jake Orrell has left Chesterfield FC to join SkyBet League Two side, Hartlepool United.
The 18-year-old, who was previously at Gateshead, joined Chesterfield last summer after a spell on trial.
Orrell made four first-team appearances and was offered a contract at the end of the season, but he has opted to return to his native north-east.
Kristian Dennis Interview - "I Can't Wait To Get Started!"
Wednesday 8th June 2016 Signed just two days after the close of the Spireites 2016/17 SkyBet League One campaign, striker Kristian Dennis told The Chesterfield Post that he can't wait to get started.
After being released by Stockport County following a loan spell at Macclesfield, the 26 year old admitted it had been a surprise to find out he was wanted by the Spireites, "I had a phone call on the Monday saying get yourself down they want to sign you, so I jumped In the car and signed on the Tuesday!
"League one is two steps up from where I've been so..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chris Turner Interview - Transfers, Players And 2016/17 Plans
Thursday 26th May 2016 With two signings already made in the shape of Jon Nolan and Kristian Dennis, both non league stalwarts, preparations for the 2016/17 campaign are beginning to take shape at Chesterfield FC.
Chesterfield CEO Chris Turner told The Chesterfield Post and local PA journalist Sean Taylor, that more incomings are expected - and that two offers have been rejected for one player. With Manager Danny Wilson expected back in the office today (Thursday), more business may be imminent.
Turner also told us of his views on the new Football... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites Announce Their Second Summer Signing
Thursday 26th May 2016
Chesterfield have made their second summer signing, clinching the signature of midfielder Jon Nolan.
The 24-year-old was a free agent after coming to the end of his contract at Grimsby Town. Nolan, who started his career with Stockport County before spells at Lincoln City and Wrexham, played a key role in Grimsby's return to the Football League via the play-offs. The Mariners also enjoyed another trip to Wembley in last weekend's FA Trophy final. Nolan joins striker Kristian Dennis in signing for the Spireites since the end of the season.
Chris Turner - A Club Statement
Wednesday 25th May 2016
Following media reports relating to the Chesterfield FC Player Progression Pathway (PPP) and Chesterfield FC International Academy, Chesterfield FC chief executive Chris Turner issued the following statement this week.
"I felt it was necessary to respond to the speculation regarding the two organisations that are associated with our club in order to set the record straight. As stated previously, it is important to note that both organisations are separate legal entities. They are self-funded with no financial connection to the club..." READ MORE...
New Contracts For Three Spireites Players - Seven Let Go
Friday 13th May 2016 Three players whose contracts are due to expire are being offered new deals while seven have been told that they are not being retained.
New deals will be put to Rai Simons, Jake Orrell and Jake Beesley, but Drew Talbot, Chris Herd, Jordan Slew, Byron Harrison, Mani Dieseruvwe, Michael Onovwigun and Aaron Chapman will all be leaving the club.
Simons scored five goals in 22 appearances in his debut season for the club after signing from Ilkeston last summer, while Orrell, who was recruited after impressing on trial in pre-season, made one start and three... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield FC Make First New Signing Of The Summer
Thursday 12th May 2016 Chesterfield are hoping new signing 'Dennis will be a menace' for opposition defences as they announce that, just two days after the completion of the 2015/16 league campaign, they have made their first signing of the summer, securing the signature of Kristian Dennis, who has been a prolific striker at National League level.
The 26-year-old, who was a free agent after coming to the end of his contract at Stockport County, says he is delighted to have been given another chance in the Football League. He said: "I'm buzzing and hopefully I can repay the faith shown in me. I believe in my own ability and anything can happen..." READ MORE...
Spireites Academy Pair Offered Contracts
Monday 9th May 2016 Chesterfield academy pair Curtis Morrison and Derek Daly have both been offered professional contracts.
Spireites academy manager Mark Smith is pleased to see both players being given the chance to turn professional. He said: "We set out to produce at least two professionals from the group of scholars we worked with so we have achieved our aim.
"Curtis and Derek now have the opportunity to forge a career in the game with this club and they deserve the chance after applying..." READ MORE...
Three's The Magic Number As Spireites Safe In League One
Monday 2nd April 2016 Jubilant Chesterfield fans celebrated the final whistle and retention of their League One status for another season at their final home game of the 2015/16 campaign.
Chesterfield secured SkyBet League One safety in their final home game of the season with a 3-0 victory over Bury.
Jay O'Shea's 29th minute spot kick opened the scoring before the lead was doubled in first half stoppage time courtesy of a deflected Lee Novak strike. Dan Gardner, on loan with today's opposition until only last week, then... READ MORE & AUDIO...
The Danny Wilson Interview - "We Know What We Have To Do!"
Friday 29th April 2016
Chesterfield face the penultimate game of the league one campaign tomorrow as old foes Bury travel to the Proact.
With the Spireites' League One status not yet certain, a win would secure safety - a fact of which Manager Danny Wilson is acutely aware, "The boys have been quite lively and I think, going into a big game, that's important. They're very clear on what they need to do. Everyone knows what we have to get from the two games in front of us. It has to be a big performance and, if we do that I think the result will look after itself..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Robins Sing As Spireites Return From Swindon Empty-Handed
Monday 25th April 2016 The Spireites arrived at the County Ground knowing that they couldn't yet feel that they had done enough to be safe from relegation.
Just one point from two sluggish home performances meant that the three remaining games continued to have meaning.
Danny Wilson admitted that "maybe we're better away from home at the moment" during his reaction to the "nervy" draw with Doncaster. He was hoping that the players pulled together to clinch the points that will ensure League One football next season - with no Wiltshire wins in the last nine visits, it was always... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - "Points Are Vital!" Swindon Preview
Saturday 23rd April 2016 With just three games left of the 2015/16 campaign for Chesterfield, and with League One safety now in touching distance, gaffer Danny Wilson was philosophical ahead of the long trip to Swindon for the penultimate away clash.
After seeing his side draw against fellow strugglers Doncaster, Wilson admitted that the point was a valuable one, particularly after going behind from an early goal, "If you look back over the period I've been here, we've only conceded five goals from set plays, which has been a very good return from our point of view. But, we recovered well, which was a bonus, but again we got to the back..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
A Valuable Point Gained For Wilson's Battlers Against Donny
Thursday 21st April 2016 Chesterfield moved a point closer to securing League 1 survival with a 1-1 draw against Doncaster Rovers at the Proact Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Doncaster headed to North Derbyshire in desperate need of a victory to keep their own hopes of staying up alive and got off to the perfect start when Tommy Rowe fired home from a corner in the sixth minute.
Gboly Ariyibi's 18th minute leveller however was ultimately enough to earn the Spireites a draw that moves them on to the vital 50-point mark... READ MORE...
The Danny Wilson Interview - "We Have To Get Over It Quickly!"
Tuesday 19th April 2016
After seeing his side suffer a 0-3 home defeat to local rivals Sheffield United on Saturday, Chesterfield Manager Danny Wilson was in reflective mood as he spoke to the press on Monday.
Admitting the result was frustrating, he was also pragmatic that we need to look ahead quickly, "How we gifted the goals without them having to work for them, it was very unlike us. We've looked fairly steady at the back but the first two goals were killers - they were very simple. We've had a bad result, at home and in a derby game - but we have to get over it quickly..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
The Chris Morgan Interview - "It Will Be A Great Game!"
Saturday 16th April 2016 It's the fixture every Chesterfield supporter has been waiting for as local rivals Sheffield United visit the Proact on Saturday.
With just five games in the 2015/16-campaign left to play and Chesterfield still in dangerous territory in the league table, facing The Blades who, under Nigel Atkins, are sitting in 10th with hopes of a play off place fading though not mathematically impossible, there will be an undoubtedly febrile atmosphere in the sell out crowd.
It was Chesterfield's Assistant gaffer Chris Morgan who faced the press on Thursday and admitted that, having left the Blades as... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Sheffield United Fans Advised Chesterfield Fixture Is Sold Out
Thursday 14th April 2016
Saturday's fixture, with a 1pm kick off, between Chesterfield and Sheffield United is a sell out for Blades fans, so match police are advising fans without tickets to stay away.
Match Commander, Superintendent Jim Allen said: "We would urge fans not to travel as there will be no tickets available for our friends visiting from Sheffield.
"This exciting local derby attracts a lot of interest and we will work hard to ensure it is a safe and enjoyable occasion for both sets of supporters..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Defender Recalled By Cardiff
Thursday 14th April 2016
Cardiff City have recalled left-back Declan John from his loan spell with Chesterfield.
John joined the Spireites in mid February, making his debut in the 3-1 home win over Crewe Alexandra. He went on to make six appearances in total for the club. Playing games at both left-back and on the left-hand side of midfield, the 20-year-old Welshman picked up a hamstring injury on Wales under 21 duty last month.
Chesterfield thank Declan for his efforts and wish him all the best for the future.
Spireites Announce Major New Shirt Sponsor
Wednesday 13th April 2016 A major new sponsorship deal has been announced which will see the logo of construction firm G F Tomlinson appear on Chesterfield's shirts from next season.
A three-year deal has been agreed with the Derbyshire-based company, which will see their logo included on all home and away shirts, with an option for a three-year extension.
It represents the most lucrative commercial deal in the history of the club with G F Tomlinson becoming the club's most prominent... READ MORE & AUDIO...
The Danny Wilson Interview - "Nothing Will Derail Our Focus!"
Friday 8th April 2016 It's back to familiar territory for Danny Wilson on Saturday as he takes his side to Oakwell stadium to face Barnsley.
However, whilst the Chesterfield Manager admits he will be pleased to see familiar faces, his focus will be squarely on bagging three points for Chesterfield, "It's a big game for us, a tough game for them. I don't think they'll think it's an easy game. The three points will be massive for both clubs but I have to say, it's going to be a tough contest for us."
After a stunning victory against Port Vale last weekend... READ MORE & AUDIO...
5 Year Football Ban For Walsall Fan Who Assaulted Steward
Friday 8th April 2016 A man from the West Midlands has been banned from football matches for five years after assaulting a steward during a match between Chesterfield and Walsall.
Daniel James McCarthy, 25, of Walsall Wood Road, Walsall, pleaded guilty to the offence which took place at the Proact Stadium on Saturday, March 12th.
Mr McCarthy attended Chesterfield Justice Centre on Tuesday, March 29th and magistrates also sentenced Mr McCarthy to an 18 week prison sentence, suspended for one year... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview "We're Keeping The Players Positive!"
Saturday 2nd April 2016 With just seven games to go until the end of the 2015/16 campaign and with a visit from Port Vale next on the list this afternoon, Chesterfield gaffer Danny Wilson admitted he was 'frustrated' with the haul of points over the Easter weekend.
Wilson told The Chesterfield Post, "It's not enough but we're not down and out - we're still in a strong position points-wise in terms of what we need to do. Although it will be close, I always felt that one or two wins would be set back with a couple of defeats and that's how it's been, it's not changed really. It's a similar approach to what we need to do, it's a tough game at the weekend and..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Too Little Too Late For Spireites At Oldham. Match Report
Tuesday 28th March 2016 It was all 'too little too late' as the Spireites lost a crucial six-pointer at Boundary Park on Easter Monday to bring the spectre of relegation back into focus.
Overall Oldham had the lions share of the ball, created the majority of chances and deserved the three points that came their way thanks to a sweet 79th minute strike from Michael Jones.
Chesterfield set their stall out to avoid defeat and until Jones' late strike the plan was well on track. Oldham had looked the livelier in the first half... READ MORE...
A Scrappy Goalless Draw For The Spireites Against Fleetwood
Tuesday 28th March 2016 Relegation strugglers Chesterfield and Fleetwood Town played out a scrappy goalless draw at the Proact Stadium on Saturday as the two sides looked to move closer to League 1 survival.
Chesterfield entered a vital Easter period with a massive game at the bottom end of the table as 19th-placed Fleetwood Town visited the Proact Stadium to face a Spireites side sitting just two points and a single place above them.
Danny Wilson's men knew that following a valuable draw away to Scunthorpe last week, a good return from this and a trip to fellow strugglers... READ MORE...
The Danny Wilson Interview - "They'll Have A Go At Us!"
Friday 25th March 2016 With a quick turnaround of fixtures over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Chesterfield manager Danny Wilson admits it will be a pivotal period for the Spireites, particularly if they can pick up 6 points from the two games.
Wilson said: "If we win it can be pivotal. If we don't win, it's not done a great deal of damage, it really depends on other results and we can't be too worried about that. We have to be prepared that it may go to the wire. If it goes to the last game, we have to be prepared for it. We don't want to be but we have to be prepared for it if it comes along!..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Jeff Stelling's Men United Marathon Walk Reaches Chesterfield
Thursday 24th March 2016 As Kammy would say, it really has been "unbelievable Jeff" as for the last few days, Sky Sports presenter and Prostate Cancer UK ambassador, Jeff Stelling has been ploughing through his 10 marathons in 10 days walk - an effort which will see him have walked an incredible 262 miles down the country, calling at 31 football clubs on the way.
Today (Thursday 24th March) was Day 4 and so it must of course be Chesterfield where Jeff was headed!
He wasn't alone, arriving at the Proact Stadium on time... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Campbell-Ryce Returns To Make Dream Debut Against Iron
Monday 21st March 2016 Jamal Campbell-Ryce scored on his returning debut to earn Chesterfield a valuable point against an in-form Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park.
The hosts were largely dominant in the first half and took the lead after just 18 minutes when top-scorer Paddy Madden rounded Tommy Lee to score his 17th league goal of the season.
But the Spireites were much improved after the interval and Campbell-Ryce got on the end of Jay O'Shea's cross to score just seconds after... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - Scunthorpe United Preview
Saturday 19th March 2016 Chesterfield look to bounce back from last weekend's disappointment and move a step closer to safety when they travel to in-form Scunthorpe United this weekend.
The Spireites' five-game unbeaten run was brought to a disappointing end last Saturday as they were comfortably defeated 4-1 by Walsall at the Proact Stadium.
But eleven points from the last six games has elevated Danny Wilson's side out of the bottom four and, with his team four points clear of the relegation zone, the manager is taking the positives: "It's not all bad and..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
One In - One Out For The Spireites
Wednesday 16th March 2016 Chesterfield have secured Declan John on loan from Cardiff City until the end of the season as Mani Dieseruvwe goes out on loan to Mansfield.
Defender Declan John has made five appearances since joining Chesterfield on an initial month's loan and will now remain until May 8th. Meanwhile, striker Mani Dieseruvwe (left), joins Mansfield Town until the end of the season. The 21-year-old has made 16 league appearances for Chesterfield this season, grabbing his only goal in the Capital One Cup at Carlisle United. Dieseruvwe came through the academy at Sheffield Wednesday before being signed by the Spireites in January 2015.
A Loan And A Loan Extension For Two Chesterfield Players
Tuesday 15th March 2016 Chesterfield striker Byron Harrison has had his loan spell at Stevenage extended until the end of the season.
The 28-year-old has made five appearances for the Broadhall Way side since his temporary transfer to the League Two club last month. On his debut back at his former club, Harrison scored both goals as Stevenage recorded a 2-0 home win over Cambridge United.
Meanwhile, defender Liam Graham has moved to National League South side Whitehawk on a 28-day loan... READ MORE...
Saddlers 'Ride Away' With Three Points After Proact Clash
Monday 14th March 2016
Chesterfield's unbeaten run was brought to end by Walsall on a miserable afternoon for the Spireites at the Proact Stadium.
Sam Mantom's second-half brace, along with a goal from Jordy Hiwula, earned the Saddlers a 4-1 victory in interim manager Jon Whitney's first game at the helm.
The first half had been an even affair with chances at both ends and a goal for each side, both coming from own goals - James O'Connor and Tom Anderson being the unfortunate defenders who found their own net... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - "We'll Rise Up The Table"
Friday 11th March 2016 Chesterfield are hoping to stretch their unbeaten run to six this weekend as manager Danny Wilson prepares to welcome SkyBet League One high flyers, Walsall, to the Proact on Saturday afternoon.
After consecutive away wins against Gillingham and Southend, who both occupy top ten spots, the Spireites fortunes appear to be once again in the ascendancy as the final ten games of the season approach.
Praising his players for their performance at Roots Hall last Saturday, "As good as we have seen under my tenure", gaffer Wilson said... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Dan Gardner Joins Shakers On Loan
Tuesday 8th March 2016
Chesterfield's Dan Gardner has moved to League One Bury on loan until the end of the season.
As part of the deal, it has been agreed that Gardner will not be allowed to play in Bury's game against the Spireites on April 30th.
Gardner, who has scored three goals in 31 appearances this season, joined the Spireites from Halifax in January 2014. The 25-year-old had a previous spell on loan at Tranmere Rovers.
Chris Morgan Interview - A Look Ahead To The Shrimpers
Friday 4th March 2016 It was assistant gaffer Chris Morgan who faced the press ahead of this Saturday's game away at Southend.
Ahead of the squad's trip to Roots Hall where they will take on Phil Brown's 'Shrimpers', the former Sheffield United U21 manager said he was very much settled in his role at Chesterfield telling The Chesterfield Post, "I'm enjoying it, it's been a refreshing change. When you're at a certain place for a long time, it's a difficult decision to leave Sheffield United, but an easy decision to work with Danny again. I've a lot of respect for him and for him to pick the phone up and ask for me to join him ... It took two seconds for me to answer him!"... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites Make A Point Against The Seasiders. Match Report
Wednesday 2nd March 2016 Jay O'Shea's wonder strike earned Chesterfield a point against fellow relegation strugglers Blackpool on Tuesday evening.
An action-packed first half saw the woodwork hit on no less than four occasions, three of which came from the visitors, but it remained goalless until the break.
Brad Potts opened the scoring in the 54th minute thanks to a big deflection that helped his hopeful effort lob the goalkeeper from range.
But the lead lasted only four minutes before O'Shea's stunning... READ MORE...
Spireites Bag Vital Three Points With Victory Over Gillingham
Monday 29th February 2016 Danny Wilson brought his side to the Priestfield Stadium buoyed by the vital win over Crewe but knowing that the high flying Gills, who sneaked a 1-0 win at the Proact earlier in the season, would be an even harder nut to crack.
The Spireites have a patchy history in Kent but they were undefeated in their most recent three visits and were looking to build on the previous weekend's confidence boosting three points.
On the same day, Gillingham suffered a surprise defeat at... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - Looking For A Win Against The Gills
Friday 26th February 2016
"You never know what can happen in a game!" - that's Danny Wilson, Chesterfield Manager, as he spoke to The Chesterfield Post ahead of this weekend's game against Gillingham.
Admitting he was happy with the performance which saw the Spireites pick up a valuable 3-1 win against Crewe the gaffer said, "The performance will always come second at this stage in the season - after the three points - but it is a bonus when they come hand in hand. Crewe made a game of it, which made it a spectacle but the three points were paramount to us..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Jake Orrel's Matlock Town Loan Extended
Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Young Chesterfield forward Jake Orrell has extended his loan stay with Derbyshire non-league side Matlock Town.
The 18-year-old struggled with injury during his initial spell with the Gladiators, restricting his game time with the Northern Premier League Premier Division club. Orrell has appeared twice for Matlock, making his debut as a substitute in the 2-1 win over Hyde United in late January.
The loan spell ends on March 21st.
Dream Debut For Dimaio In Home Win Over Crewe
Monday 22nd February 2016 Chesterfield-born Connor Dimaio scored on his Spireites home debut to help Chesterfield to a 3-1 victory over fellow strugglers Crewe Alexandra.
The hosts got off to a perfect start with two goals in the opening twelve minutes from attacking duo Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Lee Novak.
Zoumana Bakayogo pulled one back for Crewe shortly before the half-hour, but Dimaio's dream moment early in the second half regained the two-goal advantage and earned the Spireites only their fourth home win of the season... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - "Exciting Rather Than Terrifying!"
Saturday 20th February 2016 Crewe Alexandra visit the Proact Stadium this weekend for an all-important relegation 'six-pointer' against Chesterfield.
The visit of Crewe, who sit two positions below the 20th placed Spireites, may appear on paper as a golden opportunity for Danny Wilson's men to pick up only a fourth home victory of the season.
But it may come as a surprise to know that only promotion-chasers Wigan Athletic are on a longer unbeaten run in the division than this weekend's opponent - Crewe's six games without defeat including hard-fought... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Danny Wilson Interview - "We're Under No Illusions!"
Tuesday 16th February 2016 After another disappointing defeat against Burton Albion on Friday evening, it's back on the road for Chesterfield on Tuesday night as they face bottom of the league Colchester United at their Community Stadium.
Ahead of the game, manager Danny Wilson told The Chesterfield Post that, "It will be a feisty game! We know what's at stake and the value of the three points. If it's a rubbish game and we win 1-0, I'll take that now, the return is the most important to us.
"They are having the same problems as we are but..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites See Three Points 'Gone For A Burton'. Match Report
Monday 15th February 2016
The Spireites went down bravely at table-toppers Burton Albion, losing to a single strike in first half added time.
It was tough justice on a Chesterfield side who had looked very solid at the back and threatened when going forward.
Burton showed little enterprise in the second period but the Spireites failed to capitalise. The inexperienced forward line worked hard but came up against a solid rearguard that knew what was needed to claim the win... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - "Burton Will Be A Stern Test For Us"
Friday 12th February 2016 A rare Saturday off for the Spireites as they take on top of the league Burton Albion on Friday evening on police advice.
Ahead of the game, Chesterfield manager Danny Wilson told The Chesterfield Post that playing the most in-form team in the division doesn't faze him - and won't faze the players, "The position in the league doesn't affect us at the moment, it's what we can do at the minute to beat them."
After a home defeat to Graham Westley's Peterborough last weekend, which made it three defeats on the bounce for Chesterfield... READ MORE & AUDIO...
World Record First Aid Lesson Attempt At The Proact
Tuesday 9th February 2016 Do YOU know how to save a life? That's the question asked by a local organisation - CSALS - as they, in partnership with Bolsover District Council, launched a world record attempt for 'The World's Biggest First Aid Lesson' on Friday 5th Feb.
The record is currently held by Emirates Airlines, with 1,600 in attendance, but the effort on May 20th at the Proact Stadium at 10am, hopes to attract over 3,000 participants of all ages - every one of whom will leave with vital life saving skills.
Dignitaries, including The Mayor and Mayoress of... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Danny Wilson Interview - Prepared For A Posh Game At Proact
Friday 5th February 2016 After a two-week break from competitive football, Chesterfield return to action this Saturday looking to bounce back from two consecutive defeats when they host Peterborough United at the Proact Stadium.
The Posh's visit provides yet another tough task for Danny Wilson's side following meetings with two relegated Championship sides (Wigan Athletic and Millwall) in successive weeks.
But Wilson believes their break in action came at the right time: "I think we've used our time well. We've trained hard and prepared while..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
A Hat-Trick Of Spireite Signings On Deadline Day
Monday 1st February 2016
The signing of Tom Anderson on loan from Burnley completed a trio of transfer deadline day deals for the Spireites.
Anderson, 22, will spend the rest of the season with Chesterfield. The 6'4" central defender is yet to make his debut for Burnley, but he has had several spells out on loan and made eight appearances for Carlisle United last season.
Joining Anderson at Chesterfield are midfield pair Connor Dimaio and Gary Liddle, signed earlier in the day... READ MORE...
Sam Morsy Joins Wigan Athletic
Thursday 28th January 2016 It's been announced that Chesterfield midfielder Sam Morsy, 24, has joined Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.
Morsy, joined the Spireites in 2013 from Port Vale and scored 8 goals in 117 appearances and would have been a free agent at the end of the season. Chesterfield boss Danny Wilson said: "We tried our best to keep Sam but he was determined to move on, so there was not a great we could do about it. We then had to do the best deal we possibly could for the club and that is what we have done. Sam's done very well for Chesterfield and he leaves with our best wishes for the future." Wilson has been given backing to strengthen his squad before the transfer window closes.
Back To Back Defeats For The Blues. Match Report
Monday 25th January 2016 Chesterfield suffered a second consecutive defeat as Millwall ran out 2-1 winners on their first ever visit to the Proact Stadium.
The Spireites largely dominated the first half and took the lead after 25 minutes courtesy of a superb long range strike from Sam Morsy.
Their lead lasted less than two minutes, however, before Aiden O'Brien nodded home the equaliser despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Tommy Lee.
And the home side were made to rue missed opportunities as... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - "Anybody Can Beat Anybody!"
Saturday 23rd January 2016 Millwall make their first ever visit to the Proact Stadium on Saturday and Danny Wilson is hoping that his Chesterfield side can bounce back against the 2004 FA Cup finalists after defeat to Wigan Athletic last weekend.
The 3-1 loss at the DW Stadium was Wilson's first as Chesterfield manager, but he remained upbeat when reflecting on the game, saying, "On paper it was a loss - but I think in the position we're in at the moment, performances are important. If it'd been a 3-0 or a 3-1 hammering, then you'd be thinking 'crikey, there's something wrong here' - but it wasn't like that." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Wigan Pick Up The Points As Wilson Suffers First Defeat
Monday 18th January 2016 Danny Wilson's unbeaten run as Chesterfield manager came to an end on Saturday at the DW Stadium as Wigan Athletic defeated the Spireites 3-1.
Max Power's sixth minute strike put the hosts ahead before two goals in a minute from Reece James and Michael Jacobs gave Wigan a dominant half-time advantage.
Half-time substitute Ollie Banks pulled one back for the Spireites late on, but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation as Wilson's side... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - We'll Turn Up & Put On A Good Show!
Friday 15th January 2016
Just three games into the job and currently unbeaten Chesterfield gaffer Danny Wilson is taking nothing for granted as he faces high flying Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium this Saturday.
Asked about Gary Caldwell's side, Wilson optioned, "They are a good side that will be challenging for the top two positions. The fans have a high expectations of bouncing back, but like all teams, they have weaknesses - and we will have to see if we can find a solution to go there and win the game. It's a big season for them this year, and it will be a tough game for us..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield Hoping For Three Points At Wigan
Wednesday 13th January 2016 Chesterfield travel to the DW Stadium this Saturday to face Wigan Athletic as they attempt to climb up the Sky Bet League One table.
Danny Wilson's side have struggled at times during the opening half of the campaign, however they have plenty of reason to be optimistic as the business end of the season approaches.
Chesterfield thrashed Shrewsbury 7-1 and beat Rochdale 3-2 in their last two fixtures to ensure a great start to the new calendar year and... READ MORE...
A 'Topsy-Turvy' Three Points For The Spireites At Rochdale
Sunday 10th January 2016 What a topsy turvy game! The Spireites made it back to back wins after they returned home from Lancashire with three huge points after clinching a 3-2 win over Rochdale.
This fixture is almost always a close affair - and this win levelled things up at 21 wins each at Spotland.
Somehow they led by just one goal at the interval after referee, Carl Boyeson, controversially disallowed two strikes for offside. Earlier Jay O'Shea had put the Spireites ahead after he picked up Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's flick... READ MORE...
Danny Wilson Interview - "Let's Hope It's The Start Of Things!"
Saturday 9th January 2016 With confidence - and spirits - high after a commanding 7-1 home win against Shrewsbury Town last Saturday, Chesterfield gaffer Danny Wilson, still settling into his role two weeks in, says it was "unexpected" but welcome.
Wilson said, "Certain times in games, there are positions that come in front of you and it's up to you to take them. Lots of opportunities came in the Shrewsbury game came that hadn't been coming in recent games, and from my point of view, we were clinical in those chances. We did play well but it was tough, for half an hour it was nip and tuck between the two sides and then we..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield's Magnificient Seven Tames The Shrews
Sunday 3rd January 2016 Chesterfield kicked off the new year in style with an incredible 7-1 demolition of fellow SkyBet League One strugglers, Shrewsbury Town.
A wonder-strike from Jay O'Shea, followed by a penalty converted by the same man put the home side in the ascendancy before Lee Novak added himself to the scoresheet short before the break.
A comeback was briefly threatened by the visitors when Zak Whitbread bundled the ball home from close range. But the win rarely looked in doubt... READ MORE...
The Danny Wilson Interview - "The Atmosphere Was Terrific!"
Saturday 2nd January 2016 In his first full pre-match press conference since taking up the post, new Chesterfield gaffer Danny Wilson told The Chesterfield Post that he had been generally happy with what he'd seen on Monday as his side faced Coventry.
"It was a terrific atmosphere and the only ones who could create that were the fans - the performance of the players ran level with the support that they got. We would like to have won it but the support that we got enabled us to get some sort of confidence back. Let's hope that we have that little but of trust back to kick on."
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"Everything To Play For" - Turner, Allen & Wilson - On Wilson
Tuesday 29th December 2015 Danny Wilson yesterday oversaw his first match in charge at the Proact - engineering his new side to a draw against Coventry City.
As reported on Christmas Eve, Wilson, who made 100 appearances for the Spireites in the early 1980s, took up the post the day before Christmas. He sat in the stands at Peterborough on Boxing Day whilst caretaker Mark Smith controlled the game from the dugout.
He is relishing the challenge presented to him and is looking to quickly stamp his mark on the team, saying: "I want the players to play..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites Go Posh For Boxing Day As They Appoint New Boss
Friday 25th December 2015 With speculation swirling that a new manager was imminent for Chesterfield FC, it was nevertheless caretaker gaffer Mark Smith who faced the press ahead of the Boxing Day game at Peterborough.
And indeed, the day after Mark's Press Conference, Danny Wilson was named as the new manager of Chesterfield, replacing Dean Saunders, who departed at the end of last month.
Wilson, who made 100 appearances for the Spireites in the early 1980s, has been out of management since leaving Barnsley in... READ MORE & AUDIO...