Imps Sign Spireite Utility Man

The Imps have signed Chesterfield and Macclesfield Town utility man Dan Gray, who impressed in last weeks 2-1 win at Worksop alongside Birmingham City loanee Graham Hutchison.   He is just the sort of player we need,  as he can put himself about in the centre of midfield or in defence.  The deal will run until May 2013, ensuring stability for both the club and player and true to form Reg has got another lad with the Mansfield post-code on his CV … and bith certificate.

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The great thing about Dan is that he has a composure well beyond his 22 years. He has the heart and desire we need and. with youth on his side, we would get a fee when he gets the chance to shine next season. His versatility is a big attraction for our over-stretched resources. He can play at right-back, centre-back or in the centre of midfield.  You can’t fault his bravery either and his timing in the tackle is superb. He is quick too, so his pace combined with  positioning  should keep him and us out of trouble. His passing is not  exceptional, though solid and a lot better than we are used to.  As an all round package he will serve us reliably at BSP level and hopefully beyond.

Indeed it is of some surprise to see a teenage prodigy find himself cast aside as a free agent this summer. At 18 he became a regular in the Spireites side making 24 starts in his first season and 19 the following term before falling down the ambitious clubs pecking order as the Spireites succesfully strove for promotion to League 1.  He was loaned to Macc in 2011, scoring on his debut, before making 23 appearances over two spells.  You have to feel the former midfielder was almost shackled in a now typecast right-back role.

Well  feel free to fill yer boots at the Imps and show the Spireites that you are Dan the man that can!

STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Daniel Adam Gray
DATE OF BIRTH 23 November 1989 (age 22)
PLACE OF BIRTH Mansfield, England
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 12 st (76kg)
PLAYING POSITION Right/centre back central Midfield
SENIOR STATS (LGE & CUP)
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Chesterfield 54 (0)
2008 Alfreton Town (loan) ? (?)
2011 Macclesfield Town (loan) 21 (1)
2011 Macclesfield Town (loan) 2 (0

Posted on July 24, 2012, in New signings, Squad, Transfer News, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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