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Jack Lester Announces Retirement

26 April 2013

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Jack Lester has announced his retirement from playing.

In an exclusive interview with Spireites Player, the veteran striker revealed that he will hang up his boots after Chesterfield's last game of the season.

He said: "I've decided to retire from football in the summer, which has been a tough decision. I've got some opportunities coming up to observe coaching around the world. 

"I'll get an insight into some international sports psychologists, using their expertise. I'm also doing some coaching in America. 

"I've got a year before my son starts school, which is why I've decided to retire and make the most of the opportunities that are there."

Lester will captain the side in the home game against Exeter City as he makes his farewell appearance after six years with the Spireites.

Manager Paul Cook paid tribute to the 37-year-old. He said: "There's no doubt Jack will go down as a Chesterfield legend. He's been a fantastic servant to this club. 

"Jack's leading the side out against Exeter and I hope it's a special day for him. I'd love him to be able to sign off with a goal in front of the Kop and then see everyone give him the send off that he deserves. I wish Jack every success for the future."

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