CROCKED DREW’S DREAM RETURN
FOOTBALL is a game of fine margins and no-one knows that better than Chesterfield defender Drew Talbot.
Earlier in the season, hip injuries left the right-back’s career in tatters and he admits he claim close to retiring from the game.
But after a spell on loan at Plymouth, the 28-year-old is rejuvenated and has become a crucial part of the Spireites’ push for an unlikely promotion.
The ex-Luton man admits going up to the Championship would be the perfect end to a fairytale season.
“I’ve been lucky to win three promotions and to get another one here would be awesome, because I’ve been here such a long time,” said Talbot, who joined the club in 2009.
“I was a 30-second consultation from quitting, but fortunately it went well, I dug in and I’ve played 12 or 13 games in a row.
“I broke down in training and went to see the surgeon and he said, ‘You have to try and battle on and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, you have to accept that’.
“I was very grateful to Plymouth for taking me down there because not a lot of people would have wanted to touch a player who had been out for so long.”
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