Chesterfield sign striker Danny Rowe from Bradford City

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Prolific striker Danny Rowe has completed his move to Chesterfield from Bradford City.

The 32-year-old has joined on a permanent deal from the League Two club for an undisclosed fee.

He has signed a three-year deal.

"Obviously the aim is to get back into the Football League and the set-up here is brilliant,” Rowe said.

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Danny Rowe has joined Chesterfield from Bradford City. Picture: Tina Jenner.Danny Rowe has joined Chesterfield from Bradford City. Picture: Tina Jenner.
Danny Rowe has joined Chesterfield from Bradford City. Picture: Tina Jenner.

“I spoke to the manager and he really wanted me to come. I have come here to play games and enjoy my football. I can’t wait to get going.”

Bantams boss Mark Trueman said: “I spoke with Danny and assured him he was still very much part of our plans, but Chesterfield approached us and he expressed a desire to leave the club.

“We felt, at this point, it would be wrong to stand in Danny’s way - should he not want to be here - and have already identified a number of exciting attacking players we would like to bring in over the summer.

“We thank him for his contribution as a Bradford City player, and he leaves with our best wishes for the future.”

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His arrival boosts the Spireites’ promotion hopes after losing top scorer Akwasi Asante for nine months due to a ruptured ACL he suffered in the match against Boreham Wood earlier this month.

Thursday was the last day that National League clubs could register players to play this season.

Rowe only joined the League Two Bantams from Oldham Athletic in January on an 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee after scoring 11 goals in 32 appearances for the Latics.

He has scored five in 18 for Bradford this campaign but has not been featuring regularly recently.

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Rowe scored an impressive 192 goals in 283 appearances at AFC Fylde, giving him legendary status at the Coasters, as well as scoring the winner in the 2019 FA Trophy final and collecting a number of records and player of the year awards.

As a youngster he spent time at Manchester United and Preston North End.

He is likely to go straight into the squad for Chesterfield’s match at Wrexham on Saturday.