Spireites sign defender

Defender Joel Taylor has joined the Spireites from Chester for an undisclosed fee and goes straight into the squad for tonight’s game at Sutton United.

The 24-year-old, who is a left-sided player, was previously at Kidderminster Harriers after starting his career at Stoke City.

After putting pen to paper, he said: “I’ve heard a lot about the club and the manager and I feel that I will fit right into the manager’s plans so I’m delighted to be here.

“I like to believe that I’m a very attacking full-back so I like to get up the pitch and chip in with a few goals and assists, but first and foremost, defensive work is my main priority.”

Manager James Rowe is pleased to have landed Taylor after securing midfielder George Carline’s signature earlier in the day.

He said: “Joel is someone I have followed for a while now and he is a player that I know fits in physically and technically with how we want to play here.

“I would like to thank Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson for their co-operation on reaching an agreement.

“I am confident our supporters will enjoy watching Joel in a Chesterfield shirt over the coming months and seasons.”

Having signed George Carline earlier in the day, Rowe added: “I would like to thank the board for their positive support on both of these additions.”