Striker agrees to join Spireites

Another new name has been added to the squad for next season with striker Stefan Payne agreeing to join the Spireites, subject to National League approval.

The 28-year-old, who was latterly at Grimsby Town, has previous National League experience, having enjoyed a successful spell at Dover Athletic.

Payne said: “I’m glad to get it sorted. I’ve heard a lot about the gaffer and I think the team has what it takes to go up next season.

“The manager has big plans and after speaking to him, I’m excited to get started.”

Payne will join fellow new recruits Jack Clarke, Jeff King, Calvin Miller, Jamie Grimes and Scott Loach when the players report for the start of pre-season training.