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Winger Joins Spireites

29 August 2014

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Chesterfield have signed winger Gboly Ariyibi who was a free agent after leaving Leeds United.

Manager Paul Cook is delighted to have captured the left-sided player on a 12-month contract following a spell on trial. Cook said: "He's a young lad who has got the potential to go on and do really, really well. I'm sure our supporters will view him as a very exciting young talent."

Ariyibi, whose first name is pronounced 'Bolly', said: "The lads have welcomed me and I just want to do well for the club. The manager believes in me and I just want to take my chance and show what I'm about."

The 19-year-old was born in the USA and joined Southampton's successful youth system at the age of ten.

After being released by Southampton, he joined Leeds last December and made his debut as a substitute against Nottingham Forest.

Ariyibi ended the season on loan at Tranmere Rovers and left Leeds in May. He was offered a deal at Burnley after training with the Premiership club in pre-season but felt that he would have a better chance of playing first-team football with Chesterfield.

Ariyibi has been handed the number 28 shirt.

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