Ched Evans scores on his return to professional football 6 years ago

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.

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.


"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.

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