Allen 'Shaw' to have a new star on his hands

Updated: Jul 19, 2018

Chesterfield have made their sixth signing of the Summer with striker Lee Shaw making the move from Grantham Town.

Shaw, 24, was in the factory packing boxes at six in the morning before realising his dream only 12 hours later by signing his first ever professional contract with the Spireites.

The pacey forward started his career at Harrowby United in the United Counties League before joining Grantham United.

In the three years with the Gingerbreads, Shaw scored 72 goals and helped his side to the Evostik Northern Premier League Play-Offs before losing 2-0 by Ashton United in the final.

However, over the summer he was on trial with Lincoln City and set to sign for the League Two outfit after impressing fans and management alike.

Martin Allen was quickly on the case though and beat the Imps to the signing of the prolific forward.

The Spireites boss said: "We chose a hungry, young man on his way up, rather than a seen it, done it, bought the t-shirt type, who would have been just coming here to pick up his last pay packet and cruise in third gear."

"He’s got an excellent goal ratio, a great attitude and he’s chosen us ahead of a decent Football League club.

"We’ve got a player who matches our desire and drive to be successful in the future and not gloat about his past."

Shaw has signed a two-year deal at the Proact Stadium with a one-year option.

Fans had their first glimpse of the new striker in last nights pre-season friendly against Gainsborough Trinity.

It also won’t be the end of Summer incomings for the North Derbyshire club as Allen plans to bring in at least one more striker before the start of the new season.

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