Ched Evans scores on his return to professional football
Ched Evans has scored on his debut for Chesterfield.
The striker signed for the League One side on a one-year deal this summer, four years after playing his last game of football.
Evans was jailed in 2012 for the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman and served half of a five-year sentence but, earlier this year, an appeal was successful and Evans' conviction was quashed.
Spireites sign striker Evans. Details here: https://t.co/4kDWk49jvL pic.twitter.com/ijQdgLeHpT
— Chesterfield FC (@ChesterfieldFC) June 20, 2016
The 27-year-old lined out for his new club in a friendly against Ilkeston this weekend, scoring one and setting up another in a 3-0 victory.
Back in the game with a goal and assist today. Ched is back. Well done . ##chedevans #goalmachine @JusticeForChed9 pic.twitter.com/cD7usMTw1x
— Jamie Hobson (@hobbo1983) July 23, 2016
"I am very excited and privileged to be resuming my career at Chesterfield and I hope to make a valuable contribution both on and off the pitch for the football club, the fans and the community," Evans said after signing his contract.
The former Wales international will face a retrial in October.