Good start sees Spireites on the up and up

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The former Owls triumvirate of Dave Allen, Chris Turner and Ashley Carson are not only climbing the league tables... they are also climbing the walls. How so with Chesterfield top of League Two?

Well, it’s simply that their latest acquisition is a state-of-the-art children’s play centre, a grant-aided project costing £1.5m. You may ask, what’s that got to do with running a football club?

“These kids could be the supporters of tomorrow,” answers the club’s community chief John Croot during a guided tour of the Hub stand at the Proact Stadium.

There’s also a medical room boasting a hydrotherapy pool for the use of the public as well as players. Community links are clearly vital to the Spireites’ hopes of building support on top of the 6,500 who watched them maintain their flying start against Accrington last Saturday.