Turnbull returns in advisory role

Former Chesterfield player Lee Turnbull has rejoined the club in a football advisory role.

Commenting on his new appointment, Turnbull said: “I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to assist the club by helping the chairman, the chief executive and the board. 

“Setting up and implementing a recruitment strategy will help us to have a clear and defined process to sign players and attract high-calibre youngsters.

“We have short-term plans in place which need to be addressed and then the focus can be on building a solid infrastructure in order to make progress.”

Chief executive John Croot said: “Lee has a highly important role to play, providing us with valuable knowledge and experience.

“Lee’s appointment follows the recruitment of Paul Lemon as our chief scout. The pair have worked together successfully and we look forward to working with them.”

Turnbull, who scored 29 goals in 95 league appearances for the Spireites in the early 1990s, has been involved in scouting and player recruitment for many years. He was latterly at Scunthorpe United after spells at Sheffield United and Oldham Athletic.