Tommy Lee: Chesterfield goalkeeper agrees new extension

Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee made 55 appearances for the Spireites in the 2014-15 season

Goalkeeper Tommy Lee has signed a new two-year contract with League One side Chesterfield until the end of the 2017-18 season.

The 29-year-old joined the Spireites in 2008 and since then has made 275 league appearances for the club.

"I'm pleased," Lee told BBC Radio Sheffield. "I've just moved to the area so that played a part in the deal.

"It looks like it's going to be a positive place to play my football and I'm looking forward to getting going."

Speaking of new manager Dean Saunders, Lee said: "Listening to the new gaffer's ideas and philosophy on the game I can only see it going one way and that's upwards."

Chesterfield reached the play-offs last season, finishing in sixth place, but missed out on a trip to Wembley after they were beaten by Preston North End in the semi-finals.

"We set standards last season and the way we're going to start this season we're going to set more standards and it's going to be a good place to play football," continued Lee.

"It's going to be a good league, I think it's probably a tougher league this season with the teams that have come down but we're going to be in with a shout definitely."

Meanwhile, Chesterfield have turned down an offer from an un-named Championship side for 23-year-old full-back Tendayi Darikwa.

Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner told the club website: "We will do everything we can to keep Tendayi at the club. We would only consider selling him if we received an offer that we were unable to refuse."

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