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Lester Set For Spireites Departure

21 March 2013

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Talismanic striker announces he will leave Chesterfield at the end of the season.

Lester, 37, will end a six-year association with the club following the Spireites' final game of the season at home to Exeter City on April 27.

Jack joined Chesterfield in 2007 and immediately endeared himself to the Chesterfield faithful by firing in over 20 goals in first two seasons.

The former Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest striker played a pivotal role in 2010/2011 campaign that saw Chesterfield lift the League Two title.

During that season Lester found the net 17 times including a spectacular hat-trick in the 5-0 thrashing of rivals Rotherham United.

The 37-year-old has struggled to secure a starting role in Paul Cook's side this season but still leads the scoring charts with nine in all competitions.

Speaking to Spireites Player about his time at the club, he said: “I’ve loved it and I’ve had an amazing relationship with the fans.  It’s been really special and I’m sad to go.”

When asked what message he had for the Chesterfield supporters, an emotional Jack Lester said: “Just a thank you really, I know my family is really grateful for everything. My mum and dad come and they’ve loved coming here, just a massive thanks really.

“I think with their support I’ve played some of the best football of my career. I’ve had bad games here and they’ve stuck by me, so thanks for that."

Watch Jack's interview, in full, only on Spireites Player.

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