The Spireites have been boosted by the news that experienced central defender Ian Evatt has signed a one-year contract extension.Evatt, who began his second spell with Chesterfield two years ago, is now tied to the club until the summer of 2017.
After penning his new deal, Evatt told Spireites Player: "I'm delighted to stay. There were a few rumours about clubs being interested in me, but I feel that I'm one of Chesterfield's own. I love the area and I'm settled here so hopefully I can finish my career here. It's a club that is very close to my heart and hopefully we can have some more success in the future.
"The manager is such an enthusiastic character and his enthusiasm rubs off on everyone else. We're not a million miles away, as the gaffer knows, so that's why I wanted to stay."
Manager Dean Saunders added: "It's great news for everyone that Ian has agreed an extended deal. He's an experienced player who has a key role to play for the club. I will use him to help bring the young players on because you learn from experienced pros."
Saunders has revealed that he is also in negotiations with other players who are in the last year of their contract.