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Lee On His New Contract

25 July 2015

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Tommy Lee has now signed his new contract extension, and the long-time Spireites number one is delighted to be staying at the club.

Lee's contract was due to expire at the end of the 2015/16 season, but the 29-year-old has now signed a multi-year extension to his deal.

Last season, Lee passed the 250 league game mark for Chesterfield and played in every game of the campaign until the play-off semi-final second leg loss at Preston North End.

"I'm pleased to get it sorted, when the new gaffer came in he phoned me in pre-season and asked me what I thought about staying at the club," said Lee. "I listened to his ideas and where he wants the club to go and I'm more than happy to place my future at the club.

"Chesterfield holds a special place in my heart and I wouldn't be signing for the club if I didn't think it was going in the right direction. 

"With Norm [Mark Crossley] coming in as well, that was part of the decision for me to stay - I enjoy working with him and I can only get better under him."

Lee explained that a key part of his decision to stay with the club was the arrival of manager Dean Saunders over the summer.

"Just speaking to him about his ideas on the game and the way he gets is points across on the training pitch," he said. "Where other managers make things complicated he makes it sound easy.

"His philosophy on the game is that he wants to pass the ball - the club's a positive place to be at the moment."

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