In a dramatic turn of events, versatile Chesterfield player Drew Talbot has put any speculation of him leaving the Proact Stadium behind him by signing a new deal with the League One club.
Talbot has put pen to paper on a new one year deal, despite ongoing talks of the player leaving.
In a statement on the club’s official website, Talbot said: “I didn’t know if I was going to come back to the club or not, to be honest, but I spoke to the new manager a few times, he laid out his plans and he wants me to be part of his plans.”
The former Luton man, who has made over 200 appearances for the club, suffered a career threatening injury, but the 28-year-old insists that he is “over that now.”
His new contract means that the right back, who can play across midfield and up front, will extend his stay with Chesterfield to seven seasons.
Talbot spent a brief spell on loan at Plymouth Argyle last season, and had been linked with a move to fellow League Two club Oxford United over the past week.
But he has put all the speculation aside as he focuses on another season with the League One outfit.
New Spireites boss Dean Saunders said that he is “really pleased to have kept Drew,” before adding; “that’s the type of character I want.”