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Marketing chief leaves Chesterfield after raffle incident

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Chesterfield have announced that a senior member of staff has left after an internal investigation into a raffle for a place at the club's pre-season training camp which was won by a "falsified entry".

Kevin Fitzgerald, head of commercial and marketing at the League One club resigned after a supporter spotted that the winner for a place on the training camp in Hungry possibly did not exist.

The club's director Ashley Carson described it as a "total farce" and "sorry mess", adding that all other lotteries/raffles run by the club are not affected by this "isolated incident".

Following on from my statement on Monday, I am still reeling from the shameful incident that has attracted nationwide headlines for the football club for all the wrong reasons.

After a thorough internal investigation, I can now confirm that the person responsible for this total farce has now left the football club.

Kevin Fitzgerald has been a hardworking, respected, likeable employee who has, for some reason, made a massive error of judgement and has subsequently paid the consequences for his actions. The board were unaware of his actions and have taken swift action after uncovering the truth.

I do hope that we can look for a replacement to head our commercial department, move forward and pick up the pieces from the whole sorry mess.

Finally, I want to confirm that all other lotteries/raffles run by the club, which are so valuable to providing funds, are in no way affected by this isolated incident.

– Ashley Carson, Chesterfield FC director & company secretary


Leeds United forward departs on loan

Leeds United striker Lee Erwin has joined Oldham on a season long loan, the club have said.

Lee Erwin has left Leeds United on loan for the season Credit: @LUFC

The 21-year-old Scot joined Leeds from Motherwell and has so far made eight appearances for the club.

It comes as midfielder Lewis Cook joined Premier League Bournemouth in a £7 million deal on Friday.

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