Socceroo defender joins English outfit Chesterfield

Injury-riddled Socceroo Chris Herd will look to rebuild his promising career after securing a move to English League One outfit Chesterfield FC.

The 26-year-old has signed a permanent deal which will keep him at the club until January, with an option to extend his stay at Proact Stadium.

Herd admitted he was keen to return to first-team football after a wretched run of injuries and believes he can help Chesterfield push for promotion this season.  

"I think it's a great opportunity here with this team, I think this team is very capable of gaining promotion to the Championship and I'm glad to be a part of it,” Herd told

"The coaching staff seem very good and all the players seem to be on the ball and look a great team, I want to get back playing and play as many games as I can, help the club and push for promotion."

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Herd was part of the Socceroos’ Asian Cup squad before being forced to withdraw due to an Achilles complaint and suffered another setback in February after damaging knee ligaments playing for Wigan Athletic.

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Chesterfield boss Dean Saunders acknowledged Herd’s fitness was lacking but suggested the former Aston Villa defender’s class will add another dimension to the Spireites’ squad.

"You can see from his career the pedigree that he's got and we'll be looking to get him into tip-top condition so that he's able to show that again.

"We've had him here for a couple of days and have been able to show him what we're about, we think he can add quality to our team and now he's got until January to show us how good of a player he is."