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Getting to Know Liam Grimshaw

1 February 2017

Another deadline day signing at the Proact, Liam Grimshaw will spend the remainder of the season at Chesterfield having joined on loan from Championship outfit Preston North End.

The 21-year-old was a graduate of the famed Manchester United academy, having joined the Premier League side at schoolboy level. 

Grimshaw had been a regular in the academy and was made captain by under-18’s manager Paul McGuinness, earning comparisons to former United players John O'Shea and Phil Neville. 

His form in the United academy in the 2012/13 campaign led to an England under 18’s call up against Italy. 

However, in January 2016 the midfielder departed for Preston after over 10 years at Old Trafford as he searched for first team opportunities. 

The central-midfielder’s most notable first-team spell to date was with Scottish side Motherwell during the 2015–16 campaign. He notched up 14 appearances in the South East of Glasgow, making his debut in a 1-1 draw with Ross County. 

A versatile-midfielder who can also play in defence, Grimshaw has only made a handful of appearances for the Lilywhites and will be hoping to a productive loan spell with the Spireites will kick-start his career.

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