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Turner Confirms Reinvestment

31 August 2012

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Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner is delighted with a deal for Jordan Bowery he describes as 'fantastic for all concerned'.

Striker Bowery joined Aston Villa on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee on Friday and Turner is pleased with the deal for both club and player.

He said: "The offer that came from Aston Villa originally was a surprise but after negotiations with them over the last two days we have come to a deal and everyone is happy with it.

"I think it’s a great deal for the player and a great opportunity for him. It's great for young players up and down the county who are at clubs like Chesterfield that the potential is there to get to the Premier League via their local club.

"The whole package for Jordan Bowery is a good deal for Chesterfield. If he breaks in to the first team it increases and if he gets sold it increases."

Commenting on the fee, he said: "I have seen figures of a real high proportion and one of low proportion - if you look in between you won’t be too far out."

The Spireites chief stresses that funds will be made available for caretaker-manager Tommy Wright to strengthen the squad.

"We are conscious of the fact that one or two areas of the team are unbalanced and we have spoken with Tommy over the last two days," said Turner.

"We actually tried in the last 24 hours to tie up some deals for this weekend but unfortunately we couldn't get those through. But we are conscientiously working on bringing in two or three faces in the next week or so.

"I know that during close season we didn’t want to bring loan players in this season but sometimes needs must or changes are made and we do want to support Tommy and Mark in this early period."

Watch Chris' interview in full only on Spireites Player.

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