Former Chesterfield youngster signs for Sheffield United

Former Spireites goalkeeper Dylan Wharton has signed for Sheffield United.

By Liam Norcliffe
Thursday, 26th May 2022, 7:17 pm

The 19-year-old, who came through the Spireites’ academy, was a free agent and has now penned a deal with the Championship club.

Wharton made one first-team appearance for Town against Boston United in January 2021 in the FA Trophy fourth round, saving a penalty in a shootout victory after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.

While at Chesterfield Wharton spent some time on loan at Heanor Town this season to gain some experience.

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Dylan Wharton. Picture credit: Phil Tooley.

He did not make a single appearance for the first-team this campaign, finding himself behind Scott Loach and Melvin Minter.

He is expected to go into the Blades’ development squad.