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Leeds finally agree deal for Chesterfield defender

Leeds United have agreed a fee for Chesterfield defender Laim Cooper
Leeds United have agreed a fee for Chesterfield defender Laim Cooper Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Leeds United have strengthened their defence after agreeing a fee for Chesterfield defender Liam Cooper.

United had two bids rejected for Cooper last month, but a fee has now been agreed between the two clubs.

The defender is due at Leeds United on Wednesday to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms.

Spireites secure Villa midfielder on loan

Chesterfield have made a double signing on the eve of their first game of the season against Leyton Orient.


Spireites have announced the signings of Daniel Johnson of @avfcofficial for 3 months and Boco on non-contact terms:

Aston Villa's 21-year-old midfielder joins for three months on loan, but the Premiership club have an option to recall him after a month.

The League One club have also signed 29-year-old Benin international Romauld Boco who was a free agent after leaving Plymouth Argyle.

Boco played under Chesterfield boss Paul Cook at Sligo Rovers and Accrington Stanley.


Chesterfield FC celebrate title with civic reception

Chesterfield's success in this seasons League 2 will be celebrated with a civic reception in the town.

Celebrations after Chesterfield's 2011 promotion
Celebrations after Chesterfield's 2011 promotion

The team finished top of the League as well as reaching the Johnson's Paint Trophy final.

An open top bus tour will be followed by a reception at the Town Hall balcony.

Celebrations after Chesterfield's 2011 promotion
Celebrations after Chesterfield's 2011 promotion

Spireites top the table

Chesterfield have taken the title as champions of League 2, following a 2 - 1 win over Fleetwood.

The title had been up for grabs on the final day, but Scunthorpe United were held to a 2 - 2 draw with York City.

All three of our teams could be playing in League 1 next season, should York make their way up, through the play-offs.

The party will be in Chesterfield tonight though, thanks to two second half goals securing the points, and securing the league title.


Classy first half sends Chesterfield clear

Dan Gardner sparked a four-goal first-half outburst as Chesterfield went two points clear at the top of Sky Bet League Two with a 4-1 win over Cheltenham.

Chesterfield's Jimmy Ryan tussles with Wycombe Wander's Matt Blomfield Credit: Press Association

The hosts were blown away by four goals in eight first-half minutes, with Gardner opening the floodgates after 22 minutes before Eoin Doyle (23), Oliver Banks (26) and Liam Cooper (29) also netted.

Byron Harrison replied in the 57th minute, but the Spireites were home and hosed by then.

The win took Chesterfield two points clear of second-placed Scunthorpe, who could only draw 1-1 with Bristol Rovers.

Cook: No complacency from Chesterfield

Chesterfield are once again on the threshold of a trip to Wembley in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final.

It will be the second time in three years that the Spirites have made it to the home of English football and with the club 3-1 up from the first leg at Fleetwood Town 2 weeks ago excitement is building.

Manager Paul Cook says despite being ahead in the tie, they are not getting complacent:

Tom Jones open-air concert tickets go on sale

Sir Tom Jones
Sir Tom Jones Credit: Press Association

Tickets for see Sir Tom Jones perform at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium this summer go on general sale today.

The chart-topper, who is currently one of the judges on TV's The Voice talent show, is performing at the home of Chesterfield FC on Saturday June 7.

Club chairman Dave Allen said: "I am absolutely delighted that we have secured the booking of the one and only Tom Jones.

"He is without doubt one of the world's best acts. For over five decades he's been at the very top of the tree, playing to packed audiences all over the world."

Tom's appearance follows a concert by Sir Elton John who attracted an audience of around 15,000 to the stadium in 2012.

Best known for hits such as It's Not Unusual, Kiss, Delilah and Green, Green Grass of Home, Tom was knighted in 2006.

Crocked Spireites on underwater treadmill to League success

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

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