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EFL, You Have Permission to Land

9 June 2016

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The Football League is no more - from today the grand old tiers of English Football will be known as the EFL.

The comprehensive naming re-jig means that the Spireites will next season take part in the following competitions:

- Sky Bet League One

- EFL Cup (formerly the Capital One Cup/League Cup)

- EFL Trophy (Johnstone's Paint Trophy/League trophy)

- All of which will take place within the Sky Bet EFL

The rebranding, just the fourth in the competition's history, also sees a whole new line of sleeve patches, names and numbers to adorn shirts next season, a sample of which can be seen here.

In the Spireites' case, the home shirts will carry the white names and numbers, with the distinctive blue spots of the EFL in the numbers.

The new Chesterfield away shirt is expected to be ready for sale from the Club Superstore later this month and will be backed with the new blue lettering, the numbers with white dotes in them, as well as the Prostate Cancer UK and the EFL logos.

The EFL's chief executive Shaun Harvey said this about it all: "The new EFL name rightly emphasises the central role our clubs play at the heart of English professional football. 

"We believe the EFL name and brand will give our competitions an identity that is new and distinct, while at the same time retaining our unique heritage. As such, it will be something that all fans can identify with - whether they be young or old, at home or abroad." 

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