'˜Impressive' Wilson convinced McGinn to join Spireites

Danny Wilson's '˜drive and ambition' were suitably impressive to lure Paul McGinn to the Proact.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 11:33 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:41 pm
Sheffield United v Dundee 25.7.14 Pic : Martyn Harrison Jamie Murphy - Sheff utd & PAUL MCGINN- Dundee © BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Chesterfield today confirmed the Scottish defender’s arrival, although he won’t officially become a Spireite until 1st July.

The right-back has agreed a two-year deal after Chesterfield fought off competition from other League One clubs.

McGinn was said to have been very impressed by Wilson when the two spoke, so much so that the former Dundee man opted out of other options in England.

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Spireites chief executive Chris Turner said McGinn would boost Wilson’s defensive options.

“Paul’s arrival will greatly strengthen the level of competition for a place on the right-hand side of defence. He is very athletic and comes highly recommended.”

McGinn is the brother of former Sheffield United star Stephen, who now plays for Wycombe and Hibs player John.

He started his career with Queen’s Park Rangers and spent time with St Mirren and Dumbarton before two seasons at Dundee, for whom he was a regular, playing 39 times in each campaign.