Spireites v Town - Seeing Double

Huddersfield Town story posted by Garfield (Admin) on 09/03/2005
In advance of our meeting with Derbyshire-based club Chesterfield on Saturday, Terrier-Bytes looks at the Town players who have also represented the Spireites at some stage in their careers and vice versa.Spireites v Town - Seeing Double

The first player who springs to mind is fans' favourite Chris Brandon. Chris was signed from Torquay on a free transfer for Chesterfield and went on to make 88 appearances for the club scoring 16 goals in the process. At the end of his two-year contract with the club, Brandon signed for the Terriers at the beginning of this season and has made a big impression at the Galpharm Stadium so far.

Another Town midfielder, Tony Carss, also once played for Chesterfield. He joined the club in January 1999 making 40 appearances, scoring 1 goal. He left the club in August 2000, joining Carlisle United, then Oldham Athletic, before making his move to Huddersfield on a free transfer at the beginning of the 2003-2004 season. He played a vital part in Town's promotion big last season, and can be remembered for his spectacular volley from the edge of the box from a corner!

Next up is club captain Rob Edwards. Rob signed for Chesterfield in September 2000 for ?20,000 after a 4-year spell at Huddersfield. He became a popular figure at the club and went on to make 109 appearances for them, scoring 7 goals, all in the league. After 3 successful years at the Spireites, he made the move back across Yorkshire to the team close to his heart at the beginning of the 2003-2004 season.

Last but certainly not least is Chesterfield striker Wayne Allison. The Chief signed for Town in November 1997 for ?800,000 and made 86 appearances as well as scoring 19 goals for the Terriers. Wayne was a popular player at the then McAlpine Stadium and will no doubt get a warm reception from the traveling Town fans.

Well, that's it for the players. However, the connections go further than just on the pitch. Chesterfield's assistant manager, Lee Richardson, signed for Town as a player back in 1997 for ?65,000 from Oldham Athletic, and made a number of appearances for the Terriers scoring 3 goals at his time at the club. It's worth noting also that Martyn Booty - now a coach with the Terriers - used to play for the Spireites.

So, whether you're a Town fan or a Chesterfield fan, let's make sure all the above mentioned players get a warm reception this Saturday at the Recreation Ground!


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