Chesterfield sign Torquay United defender Fraser Kerr

Chesterfield have signed centre-back Fraser Kerr from Torquay United on a permanent deal until the end of the season.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 12:43 pm

The 28-year-old has made seven appearances for the Devon club this season, who are top of the National League.

Kerr, who is 6ft 2in, is Rowe’s 14th signing since being appointed manager in November.

"I’ve followed Fraser for quite some time and his attributes fit into the way we are trying to move forward,” Rowe said.

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Fraser Kerr, pictured playing for Motherwell, has joined Chesterfield on a permanent deal from Torquay United. Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images.

“He is a great addition to our squad and strengthens us for what will be a busy fixture schedule until the end of the season.”

The centre-back has played for Motherwell, Cowdenbeath, Stenhousemuir, Gateshead and Hartlepool United before signing for Torquay at the start of this season.

He has also represented Scotland at under-21 level.

Kerr’s move to Chesterfield from Torquay comes after Spireites striker Scott Boden moved the other way on loan until the end of the season last month.

Torquay boss, Gary Johnson, said: “Unfortunately due to the Covid lockdown rules, and Fraser living in the digs, he wasn’t able to go home and see his family. With him not being involved in the first team at that time, we agreed to let him go to a club a lot nearer to his home.

“We enquired about Scott Boden, and I’m pleased to say we managed to do deals for both players, and it’s a good situation for both players.”

When signing the defender last July, Johnson said: “He's a good athlete, he's got good pace and he can play.

"He meets our club's profile for what we are looking for, and he is very ambitious.”