Chesterfield snap up Hull City’s Liam Cooper on loan

Liam Cooper
Liam Cooper

PAUL Cook has moved swiftly to make Liam Cooper his first signing at Chesterfield.

The Hull City defender, who spent the first half of last season on loan at Huddersfield Town, has signed on at the Proact for a month.

He joins the club at a time when skipper Sam Hird is suspended and Neal Trotman injured.

And manager Cook said he was delighted to have the 21-year-old on board.

“He is a player that attracts a lot of interest from clubs, and not just in this division,” he said.

“Liam brings great experience, he has played in the Championship, and with Sam Hird suspended and Neal Trotman injured it was important that we got someone in immediately and to get a player in of Liam’s quality is fantastic.

“We know we need to strengthen in other areas. We are working on it every day but at the moment it’s difficult because club’s don’t want their players cup tied but like I said we are working on it.”

Cooper has made 16 first team appearances for Hull after progressing through the academy and caught the eye during a reserve team win over Chesterfield on Tuesday.

He is expected to be available for Saturday’s visit of Hartlepool in the FA Cup First Round.