Former Cobblers favourite Michael Jacobs agrees switch to non-league outfit

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‘He’s a fantastic manager and I’m looking forward to working with him again.’

There will be no Cobblers return for Michael Jacobs this summer after the winger made the move to National League side Chesterfield.

The 31-year-old came through the youth ranks at Sixfields and made 100 appearances for the club before spells at Derby County, Wolves, Blackpool and Wigan. He spent the last three seasons with Portsmouth and scored five times in 39 games during 2022/23 but was let go by John Mousinho following Pompey’s eighth-placed finish in League One.

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He has been linked with a return to Sixfields this summer but will instead be reunited with Chesterfield boss Paul Cook.

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“I’m buzzing to be here and even more buzzing to be back working with the gaffer,” he said. “The move has been in the pipeline for quite a while and I’ve spoken to the manager a lot but it’s taken a bit longer than anticipated.

“But he’s a fantastic manager and I’m looking forward to working with him again. It’s a massive club for the division and I’m here to help get the club promoted back to where it belongs. I’m excited for the future and I’m already looking forward to the game tomorrow.”