Chesterfield make big statement of intent with signing of Stockport County title-winner and captain

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Chesterfield have made a big statement of intent with the signing of striker Paddy Madden.

The 34-year-old has penned a two-year deal at the Spireites.

He scored 22 goals in all competitions as he captained Stockport County to the League Two title this season.

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The forward leaves the Hatters on a free transfer after the two parties ‘could not come to a satisfactory agreement.’

Paddy Madden. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)Paddy Madden. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)
Paddy Madden. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)

On signing for the Blues, Madden said: “I’m buzzing to get the deal done. It’s a massive club that I’ve always enjoyed playing against. The supporters have always followed the club fantastically.

“As soon as Paul Cook rang me, I knew I wanted to come and play for him and the club. He’s always been a brilliant manager.

“Obviously I won League Two with Stockport last season but who knows, what’s to say we can’t do it again.

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Football is about winning and I want to win football games, that’s what this club and manager do.

“I’m so excited to be here and I can’t wait to get going.”

In total, he scored 65 goals in 157 appearances, leading them to two titles in three years from the National League to League One.

The Irishman is Stockport’s 10th highest goalscorer in their history.

As well as Stockport, he has also played for Bohemians, Carlisle United, Yeovil Town, Scunthorpe United and Fleetwood Town.

Throughout his whole career, he has scored 226 goals in 662 appearances.

Madden becomes Chesterfield’s second summer signing already after attacker Kane Drummond joined from Macclesfield last week.

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