Spireites: Chesterfield snap up former Celtic prospect

Droylsden v Halifax Town. Dan Gardner.
Droylsden v Halifax Town. Dan Gardner.
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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook has bolstered his attacking options with the capture of forward Dan Gardner from Conference Premier side FC Halifax Town.

Gardner, 23, has signed an 18-month contract at the Proact Stadium after the Spireites paid an undisclosed fee to secure his services.

Cook said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have signed Dan because he’s a very exciting young prospect. We have watched him for some time and he’s progressed really well at Halifax.

“He’s a player who can make things happen in the last third of the pitch. We feel that we have got a very good squad and the signing of Dan makes it even stronger.”

Gardner joined Celtic at the age of 18 and spent a year with the Glasgow giants. After a spell at Crewe Alexandra, he joined Droylsden before moving to Halifax in the summer of 2012.