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Whitmore Joins Spireites' Fight

Defender moves to Chesterfield on two-and-a-half-year deal

18 January 2018

Clarets defender Alex Whitmore has joined League Two side Chesterfield on a permanent deal.

The centre-back has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at the Proact Stadium to end a six-year stay with the Clarets.

The 22-year-old’s first target will be looking to help the Spireites win their battle to stay in the Football League, with Jack Lester’s side currently 22nd in the table.

Lester told Chesterfield's website: “Alex is well thought of at Burnley and we can improve him. 

"He is dominant and aggressive, with two good feet. He is also quick and reads the game well."

The move means a return to League Two for Whitmore, who spent a successful long-term loan with Morecambe last season.

Whitmore started seven League One games for Bury

Newcastle-born Whitmore – who joined the Clarets as a scholar in 2012 – added to his first-team experience with a loan spell at Bury in the first half of the current campaign, making 11 appearances for the Shakers.

The defender has also had loan spells with Chester City and Gateshead since coming through the youth ranks at Turf Moor and now gets the chance to continue his professional career in League football.

Whitmore said: “I got a call from Burnley to say there was interest and it felt right straight away.

“I met Jack Lester and got on really well with him and had a nice conversation with him. I knew this is where I wanted to come to and it’s nice to get it over the line.”

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