Ched Evans: Chesterfield striker scores on return to football

Ched Evans
Ched Evans, who started his career at Manchester City, has won 13 caps for Wales

Ched Evans scored in his first game in four years as Chesterfield beat Ilkeston 3-0 in a pre-season friendly.

Evans, who faces a retrial over rape allegations in October, has joined the League One side on a one-year deal.

The Wales striker, 27, was sent to prison in 2012 for raping a 19-year-old woman, but had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal in April.

Evans, who has always denied the charges, was released in October 2014 after serving half of a five-year term.

The striker's last professional game was with Sheffield United in 2012.

Ched Evans (right) in action for Chesterfield
Evans (right) created the opening goal of the game when he picked out Ritchie Humphreys early in the second half
Ched Evans (right) was substituted after 59 minutes
Evans (right) then scored himself before he was substituted after 59 minutes, with Rai Simons replacing him
Ched Evans
Evans, who scored with a close-range header, had last found the net playing for Sheffield United in April 2012

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