Chesterfield have signed striker Lee Novak from Championship side Birmingham City on a season-long loan.
Spireites manager Dean Saunders is delighted that his patience has paid off. He said: “I’ve been waiting and waiting and monitoring the situation regarding Lee since the day I arrived here. I knew I had to wait until after the first couple of games before other managers showed their hand about their squad.
“Birmingham have done us a good deal and he can only add to what we’ve got. Lee works hard, he’s strong in the air and he scores so he can only add to what we’ve got. He’s got a great attitude and he gives us another option in attack.”
Novak admits he cannot wait to get started. He said: “When I spoke to the gaffer yesterday, he wanted me in straight away and I couldn’t wait to come in.
“I’ll give everything and I’ve scored quite a few goals at League One level. I want to help the club go up.”
Novak, 26, joined Birmingham from Huddersfield Town two years ago. He scored 34 goals in 89 league starts for the Terriers and helped them win promotion to the Championship via the play-offs.