Continuing our look at players who are leaving the club when their contracts expire, we profile Will Evans and Regan Hutchinson…
Position: Central Defender
Evans signed for the Spireites by Martin Allen in May 2018 from Aldershot Town. He endured an extremely successful first campaign with the club, winning the Player of the Year award. He then played a big part in a further two seasons under managers John Sheridan and John Pemberton. Evans wore the captain’s armband numerous times for the club. In his final year at the club, he contributed to the incredible turn around under James Rowe, where the Spireites unfortunately lost 3-2 to Notts County in the first round of the play-offs. The centre-back also contributed heavily off the field in his time at the club, particularly in and around the Community Trust, where Evans lent a hand time and time again. Evans will always be remembered as a great servant to the club on and off the field.
Memorable moment: In January 2019, Evans scored an injury-time equaliser as Chesterfield came back from 3-0 down to draw level at 3–3 with Ebbsfleet United. Evans then had to go in goal for Chesterfield when Callum Burton was sent-off in the 95th minute. Evans saved the resultant penalty from Burton’s indiscretion, which subsequently earned the Spireites a point.
Time at Chesterfield: After leaving Rotherham United, Hutchinson joined the Spireites after an impressive trial spell. The youngster broke into the team towards the end of the 2019/20 season but hasn’t made any appearances this term.
Most memorable moment: Hutchinson made his professional debut in the 4-3 defeat at home to Harrogate Town back in March 2020. The 19-year-old came on for Josef Yarney in the 67th minute and provided a cross which Tom Denton knocked down for Scott Boden to tap home.