Chesterfield have appointed Gareth Piper as fitness & conditioning coach, initially on a short-term contract.
Piper was previously at Wigan Athletic since 2011, where he worked with manager Gary Caldwell, latterly as head of strength & conditioning.
His role there included planning, developing and delivering group and individual strength and conditioning sessions, including position specific injury reduction programmes.
Commenting on the appointment, director & company secretary Ashley Carson said: "It is vital that the team is far fitter this season than it appears they were last season. We want to be commanding the game right up to the final whistle.
“Gary Caldwell was keen to bring Gareth in, having worked with him previously and been impressed with his methods. Gareth will join us for an initial seven weeks to get us to the start of the season.”