Chesterfield manager Gary Caldwell has further strengthened his squad before the big-kick, clinching the signing of experienced midfielder Robbie Weir.
The Northern Ireland B international proved his fitness during a spell on trial after recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Caldwell is thankful that he has been able to sign Weir, saying: “I’d like to thank the club owner and the board for backing me once again in the transfer market.
“I jumped at the chance to look at Robbie on trial after coming up against him when he was at Burton and I was at Wigan.
“He was always someone who impressed me with his quality. Since he’s been here, he’s been superb and we’re delighted to have got him.”
Weir, 28, was latterly at Leyton Orient after spells at Burton Albion, Tranmere Rovers and Sunderland.
The Belfast-born player is delighted to have been given the chance to resurrect his career at the Proact. He said: “After a long-term injury, it’s fantastic that the gaffer has given me the opportunity to get back into football.
“I’ve worked my socks off to get back to where I am now and this is only the start. The hard work starts now and I just want to get back to enjoying football.
“I know a bit about Chesterfield after being at Burton and I’ve been in League One and League Two for a few years now so I know what to expect.”
Weir, who has been handed the number 28 shirt, will be in contention for a place in Chesterfield’s starting line-up for their League Two opening game at home to Grimsby Town on Saturday.