Chesterfield will be due a much-welcome cash boost if Leeds United seal promotion to the Premier League.

It owes to a clause in the deal that saw Liam Cooper join Leeds from the Spireites in 2014. Chesterfield company secretary Ashley Carson revealed the following in his latest update to supporters:

“I have been asked about Liam Cooper’s contract and if anything was put into it for CFC to gain any bonus if Leeds United were to gain promotion, whilst Liam was still a player for them.

“Well, for all of you who ‘hate Leeds’, I suggest you start cheering for them. We do have a clause that pays us a significant bonus if they gain promotion to the Premier League.

“As you can imagine, the contract is subject to confidentiality, no surprise, but it is a six-figure sum.”

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