Chesterfield have announced the signing of National League goal machine Danny Rowe.

He joins from SkyBet League Two side Bradford City for an undisclosed fee.

The striker only signed at Valley Parade in January, but scored five goals in 18 appearances for the Bantams before moving to the Technique Stadium to join namesake, manager James Rowe.

Danny joined Bradford from Oldham Athletic, who gave him a move into the EFL in January 2020 after he scored an incredible 155 goals in 241 games for AFC Fylde.

His third season for the Coasters saw him score 50 in all competitions and be named their Player of the Season, Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Season; his goals helped take the club to the National League.

Rowe bagged three Player of the Season awards at Fylde, the latter two coming in 2017/18 and 2018/19, as the club pushed for promotion to the EFL by 2022.

He left after six years during a difficult 2020/21 season which saw the Coasters relegated back to the National League North.

Rowe spent time at Manchester United’s academy before spells at Kendal Town, Fleetwood Town and Lincoln City took him to Fylde.

The striker told the club website,

“Obviously the aim is to get back into the Football League and the set-up here is brilliant.

“I spoke to the manager and he really wanted me to come.

“I have come here to play games and enjoy my football.

“I can’t wait to get going.”

His first opportunity to feature for the Spireites will be Saturday’s difficult trip to sixth-placed Wrexham, with both clubs chasing promotion.


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