New Spireites boss lands in-form striker

James Rowe has made his first signing as manager of Chesterfield, recruiting in-form striker Akwasi Asante from his former club Gloucester City, subject to FA approval.

Commenting on the signing, which is for an undisclosed fee, Rowe said: “I’m delighted to bring Akwasi on board. His goalscoring record speaks for itself and he’ll be a real asset.

“His all-round play has improved since I first met him as a 17-year-old and I have no doubt that our supporters will enjoy seeing him play.”

Asante, who was born in the Netherlands, was with Birmingham City as a youngster. 

He joined Gloucester in the summer after scoring 19 goals in 29 appearances for Chester last season.

The 28-year-old has scored eight goals in ten appearances this term.