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Gerrard prepared to go the extra-mile to gain promotion with the Spireites

ANTHONY GERRARD. CREDIT-TINA JENNER

The former Cardiff City centre-back expects the season ahead to be a testing one.

New Chesterfield defender Anthony Gerrard says it's going to take a lot of sacrifice for him and his new team-mates to achieve promotion.

The 33-year-old was unveiled at the Proact yesterday having played for League Two side Carlisle last season.

Gerrard's confident manager John Sheridan is putting together a squad capable of getting out of the National League;

"It's looking good for the season in terms of the squad and the way it's being built. Everybody knows nothing is given in any football league, especially in the National League, so to achieve what we want to achieve this year, it's going to take a lot of hard work and sacrifice from all of us".

"Chesterfield are a massive club in the division, so it was a project that appealed to me. I want to help get them back into the Football League."

The former Oldham Athletic defender's agreed a two year deal to ply his trade in North Derbyshire.

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