Chesterfield have been boosted on the eve of the new season by the news that Sam Hird is the latest player to sign a contract extension.The 27-year-old defender, who has made over 100 appearances for the Spireites, has penned a deal until the summer of 2017.
Hird said: "I'm delighted to have got everything sorted out before the start of the season. As soon as the manager was appointed, he made it clear that he wanted me to figure in his plans. All the staff here have been really good to me and hopefully we can have another successful season."
Spireites boss Dean Saunders is pleased to have clinched Hird's signature on a new deal just 24 hours after securing Charlie Raglan's future. He said: "I offered him a deal when I was at Doncaster and he opted to join Chesterfield so I'm pleased to have been successful this time. Sam is a good player with a great attitude and it is great news for the club that he has decided to stay."
Hird joined Chesterfield in the summer of 2012 after leaving Doncaster. Saunders is hopeful of also agreeing terms with Jay O'Shea, Daniel Jones and Dan Gardner shortly.