Chesterfield: Spireites agree deal to bring in defender

Spireites Manager Paul Cook on the touchline by Tina Jenner Chesterfield v Dagenham and Redbridge
Spireites Manager Paul Cook on the touchline by Tina Jenner Chesterfield v Dagenham and Redbridge
0
Have your say

Chesterfield boss Paul Cook has once again turned to non-league football to strengthen his squad, with the addition of Charlie Raglan from FC United of Manchester.

Raglan has signed a pre-contract with Spireites for next season and will remain at the Northern Premier giants this campaign.

They, like Chesterfield, are chasing automatic promotion and have agreed to keep the 21-year-old for their final five matches.

He has started more than 30 games for Karl Marginson’s FC United of Manchester this season and contributed four goals.

The 21-year-old, who previously had a spell at Port Vale, was signed by Chesterfield as a young player with potential and with one eye on the future.

“Charlie has good potential and we view him as very much one for the future,” said Cook.

“Having previously signed Ollie Banks from FC United of Manchester, it shows the good work that is being done there to develop young players.”

Cook has already recruited Aaron Chapman, Matty Brown, Ollie Banks and Dan Gardner from the non-league during his time at the Proact.

Banks joined Spireites in September and made an instant impression with some vital goals, which led to him being named the Football League’s Young Player of the Month Award for November.

FC United manager Karl Marginson added: “This is a great move for Charlie and he leaves with all our best wishes.It’s disappointing to lose someone of his calibre but it highlights the strength of our squad.”