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Striker Becomes Saunders' First Signing

6 June 2015

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New manager Dean Saunders has agreed a deal with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake for the experienced striker to become his first signing for the club.

Ebanks-Blake played under Saunders at Wolves and scored 61 league goals during his time at Molineux, making 123 starts.

Saunders believes the 29-year-old will be a great signing for Chesterfield. He said: "Sylvan is just what the team needs. He's strong and when the ball comes into the box, he's where it should be. He's hungry to play and he wants to be part of a winning team."

Ebanks-Blake started his career at Manchester United and had a spell on loan at Royal Antwerp in Belgium before joining Plymouth Argyle in 2006. 

A successful time in Devon saw him earn a £1.5million transfer to Wolves in 2008 and he was a regular goalscorer in the Championship.

Ebanks-Blake linked-up with another former Wolves manager when Mick McCarthy took him to Ipswich Town in December 2013. He agreed a short-term deal to join Preston North End in January of this year and was limited to just one league start due to the impressive form of strike-duo Joe Garner and Jermaine Beckford.

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