National League round-up: Chesterfield make three signings including Ipswich Town goalkeeper despite uncertainty surrounding the National League season
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The Spireites – who currently sit 17th in the table – have seemingly made their intentions to continue the season as planned clear by bringing in defender Gavin Gunning and goalkeepers Grant Smith and Adam Przybek.
Former Lincoln City and Boreham Wood goalkeeper Smith was the first through the door at the Technique Stadium on Thursday morning, signing a contract until the end of the season.
The 27-year-old spent time at Wealdstone earlier in the season but was released in November as the club to cut costs.
Chesterfield manager James Rowe was then reunited with former Gloucester City defender Gunning after the 29-year-old was made a free agent.
The Irishman has agreed an 18-month deal at the National League club.
Finally, Ipswich Town goalkeeper Przybek was announced on loan until the end of the season. The 20-year-old’s arrival, in addition to Smith, means the Spireites now have five goalkeepers on their books.
It is likely that there will be some further movement in that position in the coming days.
Elsewhere in the National League, transfer activity seems to be suffering a slight lull given all the uncertainty surrounding the campaign.
Matches are set to continue as normal for the time being with a National League board meeting scheduled to take place on Friday after member clubs emailed their views on how they would like to continue the season from a financial standpoint.
Three options have been provided by the National League: Clubs taking out loans, the National League taking out the loan and issuing it to clubs as a grant or suspending the season entirely.
Hartlepool United are understood to be opposed to the idea of suspending the season and will return to action for the first time in two weeks as they make the long journey to face Weymouth on Saturday afternoon (3pm kick-off).