Boss delighted to secure Clarke

James Rowe is delighted that Jack Clarke has agreed to sign for the Spireites after impressing on loan from Aston Villa.

Rowe said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Jack since his arrival on loan.

“Patience and hard work was required on the training pitch to get Jack back to the levels I know he is capable of and towards the latter months of the season he started showing his true capabilities.

“We are excited to continue that journey with Jack by providing him with the on/off field foundation and platform to fulfil his potential.

“I would like to thank Aston Villa for their support and co-operation in enabling us to sign Jack and we look forward to our pre-season friendly with their U23 side in August.”

Clarke will sign a contract on July 1.