Bradford City striker Danny Rowe 'on his way to Chesterfield'

Chesterfield are closing in on signing striker Danny Rowe from Bradford City on a permanent deal.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 4:42 pm

The Spireites want to strengthen their forward line after the devastating blow that star man Akwasi Asante is going to be out for nine months with a ruptured ACL.

And it looks like the Blues have got their man in the 32-year-old Bantams man who has a prolific record at non-league level from his time at AFC Fylde.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Bradford’s joint-boss, Mark Trueman, said: “My understanding is Danny Rowe is on the way to Chesterfield. He's shown a real intent to leave the football club.”

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Danny Rowe is set to sign for Chesterfield from Bradford City.
Danny Rowe is set to sign for Chesterfield from Bradford City.

According the Telegraph & Argus newspaper, Trueman said he only found out about Chesterfield’s interest today and he was ‘surprised’ Rowe wanted to leave after ‘positive’ conversations.

Today is the deadline for National League clubs to register players to play this season.

Rowe only joined the League Two Bantams from Oldham Athletic in January on an 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee after scoring 11 goals in 32 appearances for the Latics.

He has scored five in 18 for Bradford this campaign but has not been featuring regularly recently.

Rowe scored an impressive 192 goals in 283 appearances at AFC Fylde, giving him legendary status at the Coasters, as well as scoring the winner in the 2019 FA Trophy final and collecting a number of records and player of the year awards.

As a youngster he spent time at Manchester United and Preston North End.