Thompson joins Spireites

New Chesterfield signing John Thompson
New Chesterfield signing John Thompson

Chesterfield FC have signed Celtic defender Josh Thompson until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old former English Youth International, who was the subject of a £250,000 transfer from Stockport County to Celtic in August 2009, has since had loan spells at Rochdale, and this season at Peterborough United.

The 6ft 4in player has made 21 first-team appearances for the Scottish Premier side and 14 first-team appearances while on loan at Rochdale.

His Chesterfield squad number is No 5.