Turner: Lester will stay

Chief executive Chris Turner is confident Chesterfield striker Jack Lester will sign a new deal with the club.

Last Updated: 24/01/13 at 12:10

Chris Turner: Confident of retaining Lester's services

Chris Turner: Confident of retaining Lester's services

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Lester, 37, said earlier this season that he was unsure about playing on when his current contract expires in the summer.

But Turner believes the veteran still has a lot to offer and hopes he can keep him at the Proact Stadium a little while longer.

"The manager (Paul Cook) has had some tentative talks with Jack about his future and I'm sure there will be something sorted out," Turner told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"He is a tremendous professional, he's still fit and he's still ambitious.

"It'll be left down to what Jack wants to do in the future and everyone knows he is up there with the greats of this football club."

Lester has scored 91 goals in 209 appearances since joining the Spireites from Nottingham Forest in 2007, eight of which have come this season.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Brendan Rodgers: Daniel Sturridge can shine new light on revamped Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers expects the imminent return of "reference point" Daniel Sturridge to help Liverpool push for a top-four place.

Premier League: Arsenal top scorer Alexis Sanchez a doubt for Super Sunday game against Aston Villa

Arsenal could be without Alexis Sanchez for their Super Sunday game against Aston Villa this weekend.

Transfer News: Chelsea look to sell Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg , free up funds for Juan Cuadrado bid

Chelsea are in talks with Wolfsburg for the possible sale of Andre Schurrle in a move to sign Juan Cuadrado.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company