Chesterfield sign Gateshead goalkeeper on short-term deal

The Spireites have added goalkeeper James Montgomery to their ranks.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 8:03 pm

The 26-year-old has joined on a short-term permanent deal from National League North side Gateshead.

He said: “I’m delighted. The club has had a good run of results so it’s a good place to come to. I’ve got a good vibe from the lads so you can tell it’s a good dressing room.”

The Sunderland-born stopper began his career at Middlesbrough and, as well as having two spells at Gateshead, he has also been at AFC Telford United, Forest Green Rovers and AFC Fylde.

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James Montgomery. Picture: Tina Jenner.

Earlier this season in March he went to Southend United on an emergency loan deal.

Montgomery will compete with Grant Smith for the number one spot.

It is thought Adam Przybek has returned to Ipswich Town after a short loan stint at the Blues, making three starts.

Town had been looking at Curzon Ashton stopper, Cameron Mason, but a deal fell through.