“It secures the financial future for the club for some time to come”

“It secures the financial future for the club for some time to come”

Chief executive John Croot was thrilled after the Spireites were drawn away at Chelsea in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup and outlined just how important the tie will be for the future of the club.

Giving his reaction to 1866 Sport, John said: “It’s absolutely brilliant. It’s fantastic for the club, for the fans, for the players and sponsors. 

“We’ve waited a long time for a draw like this and it’s absolutely incredible. Importantly, it secures the financial future for the club for some time to come.

“It really shows you how the club has moved forward in just over 12 months since the Trust took over. It’s another milestone for us. Equally important, it’s great for the town of Chesterfield.”

The Spireites are certain to be well backed in South West London, as John acknowledged. He said: “We know our fans will travel in numbers and we know that they’ll travel to Stamford Bridge and have a great day out.”