Spireites: Chesterfield snap up former Celtic prospect

Droylsden v Halifax Town. Dan Gardner.
Droylsden v Halifax Town. Dan Gardner.

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook has bolstered his attacking options with the capture of forward Dan Gardner from Conference Premier side FC Halifax Town.

Gardner, 23, has signed an 18-month contract at the Proact Stadium after the Spireites paid an undisclosed fee to secure his services.

Cook said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have signed Dan because he’s a very exciting young prospect. We have watched him for some time and he’s progressed really well at Halifax.

“He’s a player who can make things happen in the last third of the pitch. We feel that we have got a very good squad and the signing of Dan makes it even stronger.”

Gardner joined Celtic at the age of 18 and spent a year with the Glasgow giants. After a spell at Crewe Alexandra, he joined Droylsden before moving to Halifax in the summer of 2012.