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Experienced Trio to be Released

10 May 2018

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It has been confirmed that defenders Ian Evatt, Sam Hird and Drew Talbot will not be offered new contracts with the club, once their existing deals expire next month.

Evatt, who recently took on the role of caretaker manager following the departure of Jack Lester, enjoyed two spells with the Spireites, and captained the side to the League Two Championship in the 2013/14 campaign. Over the course of his two spells with the club, he made 265 appearances in all competitions, scoring 16 goals.

Hird joined the club in 2012 from Doncaster Rovers and went on to make 231 appearances in all competitions for the Spireites, scoring 10 goals. Hird was also part of the squad that won the League Two title in 2014, and the club’s Player of the Year for the 2015/16 season.

Talbot meanwhile, re-joined the club from Portsmouth back in January, having previously played for the club on loan between January-May 2009 and then on a permanent basis between July 2009-2016. He was part of the League Two winning squads in 2010/11 and also 2013/14, in total he 291 appearances for the club, netting 19 goals.

The club would like to thank Ian, Sam and Drew for their loyal service and efforts during their time with the club, and wish them all well for the future.

Further details about the club’s retained list will be made tomorrow (Friday, May 11).


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