Jim joins Spireite promotion push

Jimmy Ryan signs in for Paul Cook
Jimmy Ryan signs in for Paul Cook

Midfielder Jimmy Ryan has completed his transfer to Chesterfield.

The former Accrington Stanley and Scunthorpe United man becomes the Proact’s third new face of the summer following striker Eoin Doyle and keeper Aaron Chapman. The 24 year old has signed a year’s deal with an extension option, after being released by United.

He rejoins ex Stanley playing team mate Leam Richardson, now Paul Cook’s assistant at Spireites. Ryan said: “I wanted to come here because I knew the staff and knew the football they want to play. I admired them when I played here with Accrington. The club sold itself because you just look around and you know it’s going places. I wanted to be a part of that.”

Richardson is delighted to have captured the ex Liverpool junior. He said: “Jimmy’s someone we identified early on. He’s a fantastic footballer and a great lad. He handles the ball very well and to add him to what we’re trying to do at Chesterfield just seems right.”

Left winger Andy Welsh looks set to sign for Scunthorpe whilst Fleetwood have made a six figure offer for defender Ryan Cresswell. However attacking midfielder Romy Boco and left-back Conor Townsend remain on Paul Cook’s radar whilst current midfielder Mark Randall may still be offered a contract after his previous one expired.

Picture by Tina Jenner.