Gary McSheffrey has left Chesterfield in search of first team football at League Two rivals Scunthorpe United.
The former Coventry City forward penned a four month deal with the Spireites in September which expired on Monday.
The 31-year-old was hopeful of extending his stay at the Proact Stadium when he signed but his chances have been limited.
He made nine appearances during that time, scoring twice in a blue shirt. The pick being the winning goal in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat of Mansfield Town.
After discussions with the management staff last week he was allowed to go out on trial at Scunthorpe and impressed when he scored a hat-trick in a reserve match.
McSheffrey has penned a contract with the Iron, who currently lead the way at the top of the division, until the end of the season.