Spireites move to sign striker

Carl Lamb
Carl Lamb

Chesterfield FC is hoping to finalise the signing of a new, promising striker on a non-contract basis to boost their on-going League One campaign.

The Spireites have responded to social media interest about the non-league player from Aberystwyth Town by stating that the 6ft 2ins player is joining the club.

However, Chesterfield FC explained the paperwork has not been finalised which is why there has not yet been a formal announcement.

A club spokesman said: “Carl Lamb is joining the club on a non-contract basis but the paperwork has not been finalised - hence why no official announcement yet.”

The 27-year-old player has been enjoying training with the Spireites as fans on Facebook have begun to consider the prospect.

Many fans have expressed faith in manager Paul Cook’s decision to sign Lamb.

Supporter Anthony Moss posted: “I’m not gonna judge the lad ‘til I’ve seen him play. I trust Cooky knows what he’s doing so that’s good enough for me.”

Lamb started his football career with Cammell before playing with various clubs including Bangor City FC, Droylsden, Witton Albion and most recently Aberystwyth.

Some fans have questioned the player’s lack of top club pedigree but many believe he should be given a chance.

Michael Pearson posted: “Well what can I say. We asked for a striker, we got a striker. Could be the best signing of the year. A young buck from the Welsh Premier League. Let’s hope he can make the grade up to Division One. Time will tell. It’s obvious Cook ain’t getting no money from Allen (Chairman Dave Allen) to buy experience. So let’s get behind Carl Lamb.”

News of Lamb’s possible arrival follows the Spireites’ signing of attacking midfielder Sam Clucas from Mansfield Town.

Michael Gill posted: “I will get behind him and Clucas cos I will always back the team no matter what but I’m very disappointed in the chairman for not strengthening the team with quality proven players. Cooky is working miracles with a small squad.”