Academy sign Gibraltar international

Gibraltar youth international Liam Jessop has signed for the academy after impressing during the young Spireites’ pre-season stint in Gibraltar.

Jessop, who has played in England previously for Fleetwood Town, links up with the academy after scoring twice for Gibraltar’s under-19 side in a fixture against the Spireites at the Victoria Stadium.

With the ability to play on either side, the 18-year-old is a solid addition to Neil Cluxton’s side in the Central Midlands Alliance League and the National League Youth Alliance.

Upon signing for the Spireites, Jessop said: “Firstly I’d like to thank Justin and Neil for giving me this opportunity to come to Chesterfield.

“I’m really excited about joining up with the academy. I enjoyed the time with them in Wales on their pre-season tour last month.

“Now I can’t wait to get started and show the fans and coaches what I can bring to the club.”

Jessop has recently been on international duty, playing up an age group for Gibraltar’s under-21 side during the qualifying campaign for the UEFA European Under-21 Championships in 2025, sharing a group with the likes of Sweden and The Netherlands.