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Ernie Moss Day 2017

13 August 2017

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Legendary former Spireites star Ernie Moss will be honoured again when Chesterfield face another of his former clubs, Port Vale, at the Proact.

Following the success of 'Ernie Moss Day' when Port Vale visited the stadium two years ago, a similar tribute is being held when the two teams meet again next Saturday.

Ernie, who is suffering from a form of dementia, will be introduced to the crowd before kick-off and fans will be encouraged to applaud after eight minutes in recognition of his old shirt number.

Brampton Brewery's special 'Ernie 8' ale will be on sale on the day. Fans will also be able to buy limited edition t-shirts and wristbands, with the money raised going to the Alzheimer's Society.

Now 67, Ernie is Chesterfield’s record goalscorer, scoring a total of 191 goals over three spells with the club. He also netted 23 times for Port Vale in 74 appearances, with his career tally an impressive 245 goals in 749 league appearances.

After his playing career came to an end, he managed various non-league clubs including Gainsborough Trinity, Leek Town and Matlock Town.

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