Former Chesterfield youngster joins club in Northern Ireland

A former Chesterfield youngster has sealed a move to a club in Northern Ireland.

By Liam Norcliffe
Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 2:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 2:53 pm

Centre-back Jamie Robinson, 20, has joined Irish Premiership side Cliftonville.

He was in the Spireites academy last season in the under-21s and had a loan spell at Sheffield FC.

Semi-professional Cliftonville finished second last season in the NIFL Premiership, the top division of Northern Ireland’s Football League, missing out on the title by one point to Linfield.

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Former Spireites academy youngster Jamie Robinson. Picture: Cliftonville FC.

"It’s great to get the deal done and have my future sorted out very quickly after coming back home,” Robinson said.

“I know I’m walking into a changing room full of quality players and I’m looking forward to being a part of that and helping the team challenge. I know a few of the players from Maiden City Academy and they’re a good bunch, which is always a help when you move to a new club.

“Cliftonville had a great season last year so there will probably be higher expectations going into the coming season but that’s something I’m pleased to be a part of.”