Chesterfield have signed young defender Alex Whitmore on a permanent basis from Burnley.
The 22-year-old central defender arrives on a two-and-a-half-year deal from the Premier League club.
Manager Jack Lester is delighted with his latest signing. He said: “Alex is well thought of at Burnley and we can improve him. He is dominant and aggressive, with two good feet. He is also quick and reads the game well."
After putting pen to paper, Whitmore said: “I got a call from Burnley to say there was interest and it felt right straight away.
“I met Jack Lester and got on really well with him and had a nice conversation with him. I knew this is where I wanted to come to and it’s nice to get it over the line.”
Whitmore has had several spells out on loan. He made 43 appearances for Morecambe last term and turned out 11 times for League One Bury earlier this season.