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Chesterfield have signed Sheffield United’s England under-20 midfielder midfielder Louis Reed on a season-long loan deal.
The promising 19-year-old has already made 59 appearances for the Blades, having made his debut at the age of 16, becoming the club’s youngest ever player in the process.
However, after Chris Wilder’s side romped to the League One title last season, amassing 100 points along the way, Read’s first-team opportunities will be limited at Bramall Lane during the upcoming Championship campaign.
Because of that, Reed has joined the Spireites to continue to development, and he told the club’s website: “When I got the call to say that Chesterfield were interested in me, I couldn’t turn it down,” he said.
“It’s a big club who are obviously not where they need to be and hopefully I can help them get back to where they belong.”
Reed, Chesterfield’s tenth summer signing, is flying out to Portugal today to join his new teammates on their pre-season training camp, and his arrival is just the latest in a summer that has so far proved successful for Gary Caldwell.
The squad is shaping up very nicely, and Chesterfield’s Director & company secretary Ashley Carson said: “We have delivered on our promise by bringing in quality players to rebuild the squad.
“I am delighted with the response from the fans as we have seen an increase in season ticket sales over the last couple of weeks, which is very encouraging.”