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Spireites capture midfielder Gary Liddle

Gary Liddle has joined Chesterfield from Bradford City for an undisclosed fee, signing a long-term contract.The 29-year-midfielder, who can also play in central defence, played under Spireites boss Danny Wilson at Hartlepool United.

Liddle was part of Middlesbrough's FA Youth Cup-winning side in 2004 and also played for Notts County before joining Bradford in the summer of 2014.

I'm delighted to get it all sorted. I'm predominantly a midfielder but I can play at centre-back as well.

The chance to work with the manager again really appealed to me and that was a major factor in my decision to sign because Danny is one of the best managers I've worked for. I know Ritchie Humphreys as well and he's told me about the club.

– Gary Liddle

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Person killed after Dronfield bypass crash

A person has died following a two-vehicle collision on the Dronfield bypass

Person killed after two cars crash in Dronfield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The crash took place at Whittington Moo between Chesterfield and Dronfield around 9.20pm last night, when a yellow Mini Cooper and a blue Vauxhall Corsa collided.

No details have been released so far about the victim who died at the scene.

Police concern for missing Chesterfield man

Police are concerned for the safety of a 44-year-old man missing from Chesterfield.

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Andrew Bennett was reported missing from Calow yesterday afternoon.

He is white, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with short greying hair. He was last seen wearing dark trousers and a black coat. He is a chain smoker.

Mr Bennett has been missing before and has been found in the Dronfield and Sheffield areas.

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Spireites appoint Wilson as new manager

Danny Wilson has been named as the new manager of Chesterfield, replacing Dean Saunders, who departed at the end of last month.

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Wilson, who made 100 appearances for the Spireites in the early 1980s, has been out of management since leaving Barnsley in February.

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 with freedom and play the standard of football they’re capable of playing.

"I think they find themselves in false position and the sooner we can get a couple of wins, the better.

“I’ve become attached to Chesterfield - having lived in the town for over 30 years – and I’m very privileged to become the new manager.”

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Spireites chief executive Chris Turner said: “I like how Danny operates, having worked with him previously at Hartlepool and he has a great deal of experience.

“There was a lot of interest in the job and we carefully considered our options before deciding that Danny was the ideal man to take the club forward.”

Wilson, 55, has previously had managerial jobs at Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Bristol City and Swindon Town.

The length of Wilson's contract has not been disclosed, but Spireites chiefs have confirmed it is beyond the end of the current season.

Chesterfield sack Saunders

Dean Saunders had only been in charge for six months Credit: PA

Chesterfield have sacked manager Dean Saunders.

The former Doncaster Rovers boss only appointed in May, but the club are 16th in the table after Saturday's 4-0 home defeat by Swindon Town.

The Welshman lost 11 of his 20 league games in charge, and the Spireites are only four points above the relegation zone.

The club thanked Saunders for his efforts and added:

We will not be rushed into making a decision on a new manager.

– Chesterfield chairman Dave Allen

Ground-breaking ceremony for cancer centre

A ground-breaking ceremony is being held this afternoon for the new £9 million Macmillan Cancer Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Preparatory work is due to start shortly on the centre, which will see all the hospital's cancer services under one roof and helping to provide a purpose-built facility and comfortable environment within which patients can continue to receive top quality care.

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