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Chesterfield Reserve Team to Return

5 February 2015

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Chesterfield will return to playing reserve team football from the start of next season, as revealed by Spireites chief executive Chris Turner.

The move is designed to provide a reserve team to help younger players to develop, as well as giving injured and reserve players the opportunity to play full matches.

The matches are unlikely to be played at the Proact Stadium, with the management staff wishing to keep the playing surface there as pristine as possible for first team fixtures.

Instead, the club is starting to look around with the potential to do a deal with a local club so that Chesterfield supporters are able to go along and watch the reserve team play nearby.

Turner spoke about the decision to bring back a reserve team to the football club, feeling it will further help the club to develop.

"It's something that Paul and I have been discussing over recent times," he said. "When Paul came we had a reserve team, then we decided not to go with one. 

"Now we're thinking that now, because of the young 19-21 year-old players are not getting enough match time that we want to reintroduce it.

"We've now got enough players with the development squads and the academy to fulfil a team every week and be able to have a reserve team."

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