SPIREITES: Chesterfield FC sign striker Carl Lamb

Carl Lamb
Carl Lamb

The signing of striker Carl Lamb on a non-contract basis at Chesterfield FC has been confirmed after being ratified by the Football League.

Lamb’s registration was initially held up following a delay in receiving international clearance.

The 29-year-old has latterly been playing in Australia following spells in non-league football with the likes of Droylsden, Witton Albion and Aberystwyth Town.

Lamb, who was with Liverpool and Chester as a youngster, impressed manager Paul Cook during a stint on trial.

“Carl is a player we’ve taken a punt on,” said Cook. “He was about to be released but then he played in a practice game and scored four goals.

“He’s got a fantastic habit of scoring and the lads have taken to him. It’s a little bit of a gamble and if it works out, that’ll be fantastic.”

Lamb said: “It’s a great opportunity for me and I’ve got to work hard in training and show what I can do.”