Alex Whitmore Joins Chesterfield
Burnley Football Club have this morning confirmed that defender Alex Whitmore has joined Sky Bet League Two side Chesterfield on a permanent two and a half-year deal, ending his six-year stay with the Clarets.
The defenders first target at the Proact Stadium will be to help the Spireites win their battle to stay in the Football League, with Jack Lester’s side currently twenty-second in the table.
Speaking about the signing manager Jack Lester said, “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 joined the Clarets as a scholar in 2012 and 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.
Speaking about the move Alex 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.”