Spireites goalkeeper, Tommy Lee, is close to making a full recovery from the injury he picked up at the end of last season and is already looking to the new campaign.Lee was forced to miss the last game of the 2012/13 season: “I was disappointed to miss the last game of the season with it being Jack’s [Lester] last game," said the Spireites 'keeper.
However, Lee has made strong progress during the close season and is almost match fit: “We’ve got three weeks until the first pre-season game so I’d say that’s ample time for me to be 100 per cent.
“It’s coming along, it’s gone as expected. I had an injection three weeks ago in the back of my ankle which has settled it down," said the goalkeeper.
With the players set to return to training on Thursday, June 20, Lee believes the squad will be fighting fit. He said: “I’m sure the lads will come back with a good level of fitness, times have changed now and a lot of the lads do stay fit over the summer.”
The return of the players will also provide an opportunity for some of the new faces to make their impression on the rest of the squad. However, the Spireites 'keeper has already encountered one of Paul Cook's summer acquisitions.
Lee said: “I’ve played against Jimmy Ryan a few times and I think he’s scored against me every time we’ve played against him so if he can do that for us then we’ll be happy.”
You can watch the full interview on Spireites Player.