Now the Premier League and Championship teams are having a weekend off due to the international fixtures but there's still plenty of local interest in leagues 1 and 2
One of the biggest games of the weekend sees league 2 table toppers Chesterfield travel to second placed Fleetwood. The Spirites have suffered somewhat of an injury crisis of late but they've got the perfect tool to help them through it, as Chris Dawkes explains
Chesterfield will unveil their new manager Paul Cook at a press conference later today. Cook has left npower League Two counterparts Accrington to take over at the Proact Stadium, after he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract.
The Spireites were given the go-ahead to speak to 45-year-old Cook after agreeing a compensation package with Stanley for the former Sligo Rovers boss.
Chesterfield have been without a manager since John Sheridan was relieved of his duties in August. Caretaker manager Tommy Wright and coach Mark Crossley will remain part of the backroom team under Cook.
In a statement released by the Spireites, Cook said: "I'm delighted to be the new Chesterfield manager. It's a fantastic club with a great infrastructure and I'm really looking forward to the challenge."
Chesterfield have confirmed Paul Cook as their new manager. Cook has left npower League Two counterparts Accrington to take over at the Proact Stadium, where he has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract.
The Spireites were given the go-ahead to speak to Cook after agreeing a compensation package with Stanley for the former Sligo Rovers boss.
Cook spent today in negotiations with the Derbyshire club and the 45-year-old will be officially unveiled at a 1pm press conference tomorrow.
Chesterfield have been without a manager since John Sheridan was relieved of his duties in August. Tommy Wright has been in caretaker charge since Sheridan's exit but five wins from 13 games has not been enough for the Scot to land the job on a permanent basis.
But he and coach Mark Crossley will remain part of the backroom team under Cook.
35-year-old former Arsenal, Fulham and West Ham winger Luis Boa Morte has signed for Chesterfield. He'll join the Spireites until January and may make his debut against Dagenham & Redbridge this Saturday.
"The most important thing for me now is to play football and get going again.
I'll be here until the end of January but that doesn't mean that I won't stay
until the end of the season."
– Luis Boa Morte
Boa Morte has made more than 300 appearances in English football over a 15-year
period having arrived at Arsenal from Sporting Lisbon in June 1997 as one of
Arsene Wenger's first signings.
He won the double with the Gunners in 1998 and after a brief spell with
Southampton moved to Fulham before spending four-and-a-half years at West Ham
before leaving by mutual consent in August 2011.
"To have a player of Luis' quality coming to Chesterfield is a
fantastic coup for us. It's great that a player of his ability wants to play
"The financial aspect of the deal was no worry - he just wanted to come and
The people of Chesterfield and supporters of the town's football club are being asked to put a street name to the Club’s old home ground at Saltergate. Chesterfield Borough Council usually comes up with street names in the Borough but they have opened this special one up to the public.
Councillor John Burrows, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said:
“It’s only fitting that the people of Chesterfield and Club supporters have a say in what we should name this street."
"The old ground played such a significant part in many people’s lives so I’m sure many will want to have an input into this lasting legacy to the Club’s former home.”
The Council has teamed up with the Club to run a competition, with a public vote taken on a number of suggestions. The most popular choice will be allocated to the one street that runs through the new housing development on the Saltergate site.
The winning voter will receive a special matchday experience ticket for two people at the Club’s Proact Stadium.
Chris Turner, Chief Executive at Chesterfield Football Club said:
“We know there will be many fans out there that will have a view on their favourites and we expect to hear some great names past and present who are associated with the Club.”