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Shirt Presented to Injured Supporter

8 February 2015

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Former Chesterfield striker Bob Newton presented a signed Spireites shirt to John Hudson, a proud fan who seriously broke his ankle over Christmas.

John has spent the past six weeks in a plaster cast after injuring his ankle in the snow on Boxing Day.

The club and it's former hero Newton were keen to pay John a visit at his house and cheer him up with the gift of a shirt signed by the first team squad.

John explains how he came to spend the early part of the new year in plaster.

"It was on Boxing Day night," remembered John." I'd been to my mate's house with my kids and it started snowing so my kids said to me on my way home if we could have a snowball fight.

"Unfortunately, I went to pick a snowball up, missed the curb and went over, doing my ankle in. I've got more metal in it at the minute than Blackpool Tower!"

John has still managed to struggle from his sick bed to watch the Spireites play in January and Newton was only too happy to help out the stricken supporter, feeling that it was in keeping with the club's social ethos.

"The club's going forwards," said Bob. "It's a club for the community now, more so than it's ever been. People are talking about Chesterfield Football Club and they want to be part of it and doing something like this for John.

"I like to give something back to the fans, and this is the way it should go. It's good to give John a bit back to know that it's appreciated, all time he's put in supporting the club."

A video of Bob presenting the signed shirt to John is now available to watch on Spireites Player.

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