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Chesterfield ordered to replay cup-tie

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Chesterfield have been ordered to replay their FA Cup second-round tie with MK Dons by the Football Association.

The Spireites beat the Dons 1-0, but after the game admitted a charge of fielding an ineligible player, George Margreitter, and will now have to face Karl Robinson's side again.

Margreitter, who is on loan from Wolves, played in the fixture, despite not having completed the necessary paperwork in time.


FA asks for Chesterfield racism investigation

The Football Association has asked Chesterfield FC to launch an investigation into the alleged racist abuse aimed towards their players at Port Vale on Saturday (August 30).

The League One fixture was blighted by a confrontation between Spireites' defender Daniel Jones, a former Port Vale player and home supporters as the players left the pitch at the end of Chesterfield's 2-1 victory.

It is alleged that Chesterfield's black players were the subject of racist taunts from a small section of Vale fans.

Spireites chief executive Chris Turner said in a statement on his club's website: "Any form of racism cannot be tolerated. We have been asked by the FA to launch a full investigation, which will involve speaking to our players. I spoke to Port Vale Chairman Norman Smurthwaite after the match and he said they would hold their own investigation. "

Leeds finally agree deal for Chesterfield defender

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.

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

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


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.

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