New chief scout appointed

As plans to introduce a new player recruitment network begin to take shape, former Spireites player Paul Lemon has been appointed as the club’s new chief scout.

Lemon has a wealth of experience as a scout having previously had spells with Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town, Wigan Athletic and Scunthorpe United.

Commenting on the appointment, chief executive John Croot said: “I am delighted that we have been able to bring in someone of Paul’s calibre to take on this highly important role.

“The introduction of a scouting network to identify potential new recruits was identified as a priority for the Community Trust when the club takeover was first discussed.

“Paul has the knowledge and experience required for the role. He still lives in the town and has an affinity for the club

“John Pemberton fully endorses the plans as he recognises the importance of a professional scouting system.”

Lemon, who played for Chesterfield in the early 1990s after starting at Sunderland, said: “There are good people in charge who care about the club and I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity to help them.

“I’ll follow a remit from the manager to provide him with different options and I can’t wait to get out there.”