Spireites striker Byron Harrison chomping at the bit

Chesterfield vs Crawley - Chesterfields new signing Byron Harrison - Pic By James Williamson
Chesterfield vs Crawley - Chesterfields new signing Byron Harrison - Pic By James Williamson
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Chesterfield new boy Byron Harrison says he can’t wait to get going after joining the Spireites from Cheltenham Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old signed an 18-month contract at the Proact Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, hours before the Blues’ 3-0 win over struggling Crawley Town.

Harrison’s transfer didn’t go through in time for him to make the match day squad but was impressed by what he had seen of his new surroundings.

“I like the style of play - it goes well with the type of player I am and I can’t wait to get going,” said the former AFC Wimbledon and Stevenege man.

He scored 15 goals last season for Cheltenham, including one against Chesterfield in a 4-1 victory for the Spireites at Whaddon Road in February 2014.

Blues supporters may remember the game more for the four goals scored by their side that blew Cheltenham away inside seven first half minutes.

He has seven to his name so far this season but will find it hard to force his way ahead of Eoin Doyle and Armand Gnanduillet in the Proact pecking order.

“I’ve known Byron for some years and he’s one of those players we’ve kept an eye on,” said the Spireites’ assistant manager Leam Richardson.

“He’s a solid striker with pace and a good touch. He’ll certainly add to what we’re doing, he’s one of those players we feel we can make better and guide him in a direction where he’ll excel.”

Doyle grabbed his 23rd and 24th goals of the season against Crawley amid speculation surrounding the striker’s future in the last days of the transfer window.

We want to keep everyone together, says Leam Richardson