Chief executive Chris Turner has dismissed recent claims that Chesterfield's playing budget is the highest in the division.
Writing his notes for the Inspire matchday programme, Turner said: "Several managers have been quoted recently, talking about the expenditure on our playing budget. I would like to point out that our playing budget is pretty much the same as it was in 2004.
"Paul Cook has put together a squad together based on a playing budget we feel the club can afford. We are well below having the highest-paid squad in this division.
"It is important to let supporters know we are not putting the club at risk in trying to gain promotion. Other people can say what they want about how much we are spending but I can assure fans that we are not paying way over the odds."
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