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Spireites set for Devitt talks

Chesterfield want to keep Jamie Devitt at the club and are set to begin contract talks with the winger.

Devitt's current deal, which he signed in the summer after leaving Hull, will expire on January 19.

The 23-year-old has made just eight senior appearances during a first half of the season which has been hampered by injury.

Paul Cook admits Devitt has been unfortunate with the amount of game time he has had but the Spireites boss has been impressed with the player and is keen to keep him at the Proact Stadium as Chesterfield target success on two fronts between now and May.

"I would be the first to admit that I haven't given Jamie as much time out on the pitch as he, or I, would have liked," said Cook, whose side resume action at home to Bury on Saturday in third place in the Sky Bet League Two table.

"I think he's the only player in the squad I can say that about. He has been a little unlucky in that respect because his ability has never been in question.

"But I think Jamie has conducted himself well and a lot of our supporters, like myself, feel he should have been given more of a chance.

"We will be speaking to Jamie and if we can do that with him then I think all parties will be happy.

"I think going forward we need that depth of squad as the games come thick and fast in February and March, with rearranged fixtures, and we have the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final which is played over two legs."