Midfielder signing agreed

Chesterfield have agreed the signing of Darren Oldaker, subject to FA and National League approval. 

Following the expiry of his contract at Dorking Wanderers, the midfielder is set to join the Spireites on July 1.

Oldaker said: “I’m absolutely delighted to sign for such a big club. I literally just want to get going now.

“It was a tough moving away and moving everything up here, but I’m more than happy to do it. I can’t wait.

“[Paul Cook] was massive [in the decision to join Chesterfield]. He’s had interest in me for a couple of years back when I was at Gillingham.

“He’s clear of what he wants from me as a player at this club and I’m ready to do it for him.”

Oldaker started his career in Queens Park Rangers’ academy before spending four years with Gillingham – gaining his initial taste of first-team football.

After leaving Priestfield, he had spells at Billericay Town and Westfield. He also spent some time with Welling United, sandwiched in between spells at Hythe Town.

The 23-year-old moved to Dorking in November 2021, immediately becoming a fans’ favourite at Meadowbank.

Oldaker played 25 times for Wanderers during the 2021/22 season, scoring four times and helping Marc White’s side win the National League South play-offs.