Talbot agrees Spireites contract

29 July 2009 10:32
Chesterfield have signed striker Drewe Talbot on a two-year contract, reports BBC Radio Sheffield.The 23-year-old, who began his career with Sheffield Wednesday, was released by Luton Town at the end of the season. He was signed by the Hatters for £250,000 in 2007 and also spent some time on loan at Scunthorpe. The Scot becomes Chesterfield's third summer signing and follows the return of Ian Breckin from Nottingham Forest and Mark Allott from Tranmere. Luton manager Mick Harford has said that Talbot's move to Chesterfield could allow him to bring new players to Kenilworth Road. He told BBC Three Counties Radio: "If he does go we will be bringing one or two players in. "It might turn out to be a good bit of business for us." Talbot, who had a year left to run on his contract with the Hatters, joined Luton for £250,000 from Sheffield Wednesday in January 2007. He spent the last three months of last season on loan at Saltergate, scoring two goals in 17 appearances. Harford added: "He has made it clear to us that he wants to go back up north. We wish him well." Meanwhile, full-back Lewis Emanuel may also be moving away from Kenilworth Road after being offered a contract by an unnamed club. However, Harford remained positive about his prospects of keeping the 25-year-old. "He was offered a very good contract by Grimsby but I spoke to Lewis before the Man United game and we will sit down over the next 48 hours and hopefully thrash a deal out," said the Luton boss. Harford also praised the performance of on-loan striker Callum Reynolds in the 2-1 friendly defeat by a Manchester United XI. "I'm delighted with his performance," said Harford. "Callum came in and looked very calm and assured, he may be one for the future."

Source: BBC_Sport