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Lester: "It Was a Great End"

27 April 2013

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Jack Lester bowed out in style scoring two goals in Chesterfield’s four-nil victory over Exeter City.

The striker was making his final appearance in a Chesterfield shirt and Jack was delighted with the way the day turned out.

Speaking to Spireites Player, an emotional Jack spoke of his day. He said: “The day just flashed by, it was a lovely moment [on the 14th minute]. I was thinking today it would be nice to get a nice ovation coming off, but to score two goals, one in each end; I’m absolutely made up about it. 

“When I won the toss I thought I’d change ends because I was just desperate to get one last goal in that end and I’m delighted.”

Speaking about his two goals, Jack revealed the reason why he decided to dink the penalty.

He said: “I was thinking, if I miss this, this is the worst case scenario. I spoke to the wife this morning; I said I’ve never missed a penalty when I’ve dinked it. She said I know nothing about football, so why are you asking me? I told the lads and I heard ‘Rands’ on the pitch, and I thought he was going to tell the keeper, but it was a special moment.

“The second was a great little finish. I was running to see the family but I was cramping up so I had to stop so if the celebration looked understated then that was because I was cramping.”

Jack then paid tribute to his teammates and had some great words to say about Tommy Lee, Liam Cooper and Drew Talbot. 

He said: “Tommy Lee, for me, is a terrific man, terrific player and he’s a friend for life. He’s said some nice things about me today and I appreciate that.

“Cooper has come in and he’s a massive signing for us. He’s probably the best centre half in the division. Chesterfield will do well to hold on to him because I think he’s top class.

“Drew Talbot has been here for four years and what a player he is as well. I was grateful for all the admiration I got but I thought he deserved a lot too. During the best times I’ve had with the club, winning League Two he was pivotal and I think I voted for him when we won the league and he is a special player.”

What a way to end his spell with the Spireites, and Jack’s parting words to the club…

“It was a great end.”

Watch the full interview on Spireites Player.


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