Chesterfield fans are to be given the chance to quiz a trio of the club’s key figures ahead of their quest to win a second Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in three seasons.
Manager Paul Cook, chief executive Chris Turner and club legend Tony Lormor – the first Spireites player to ever score at Wembley – will be on the panel for a fans forum to discuss the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final against Peterborough United on Sunday, March 30.
The event, which has been organised by Johnstone’s Paint in conjunction with Chesterfield FC will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Sheffield, will take place at the Proact Stadium on Thursday, March 20 between 6pm and 7pm.
“To get to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy for the second time in three seasons is a fantastic achievement for the club and this is a really exciting time,” said manager Cook.
“It’s brilliant to be able to meet the fans and answer any questions they have got and hopefully it will be an entertaining and informative evening.”
There will be 150 tickets available to the general public on a first come, first served basis. Places can be booked via e-mail by contacting JPTfansforum@connect-pr.co.uk, with a maximum of four tickets per request.
Fans will receive an e-mail response confirming that they have secured a place.
The event represents an exciting conclusion to a two-day Trophy Tour around Chesterfield organised by Johnstone’s Paint.
It begins with visits to The Range on Lordsmill Street between 12.30pm and 2pm and the Johnstone’s Decorating Centre off Britannia Road opposite the bowling alley between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday, March 19, during which time fans will be able to have their picture taken with the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
A ‘Paint the Town Blue’ day will be held on Thursday, March 20 where residents, businesses and schools in Chesterfield will be encouraged to adopt a blue theme.
The excitement will continue at the Market Hall from 3pm-5pm where fans will have the chance to meet members of Chesterfield’s squad and have their pictures taken with the trophy before the fans forum.
“At the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, we are always keen to engage with fans and the fans forum is an ideal way to do that and capture the build-up to the final,” said Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager of Johnstone’s Paint.
“It should be an exciting conclusion to a fantastic two days of activity in and around Chesterfield.”