Chesterfield confirm signing of former Doncaster Rovers defender

Chesterfield have completed their first summer signing in former Doncaster Rovers defender Branden Horton.

By Liam Norcliffe
Tuesday, 14th June 2022, 6:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th June 2022, 6:10 pm

The 21-year-old joins on a free transfer following Rovers’ relegation to League Two last season.

The left-back made 20 appearances for Doncaster in League One last term, scoring twice.

“I’m happy to be at the club and I’m excited to get started,” he said.

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Branden Horton. Picture: Tina Jenner.

“I’ve been shopping around a few clubs and it’s a massive club with big expectations.

“Hopefully I can do well, bring something to the team and we can achieve what we want to at the club and take them up.

“I’m an attacking full-back, I like to get forward. I like to assist and score goals. I like to do the defending side as well.”

Horton will officially become a Chesterfield player when his contract at Rovers expires on July 1.

As well as Doncaster, Horton has had loan spells at Gainsborough Trinity and Redditch United.

A left-sided player was a priority for the Blues after releasing Alex Whittle and putting Calvin Miller on the transfer list.