Joe Murphy: Chesterfield sign goalkeeper on emergency loan

Joe Murphy
Joe Murphy has been signed as cover for injured goalkeeper Tommy Lee

Chesterfield have signed goalkeeper Joe Murphy on loan from Huddersfield, ahead of Sunday's League One play-off semi-final second leg at Preston North End.

The Spireites' regular number one Tommy Lee suffered an ankle injury in Thursday's 1-0 first-leg defeat.

And with Aaron Chapman and Myles Wright also out, Chesterfield have been given special dispensation to sign a keeper.

Chesterfield must overturn a one-goal deficit at Deepdale if they are to reach the final at Wembley on 24 May.

Speaking to the club website about the signing of 33-year-old Murphy, manager Paul Cook said: "When we were looking for a keeper at short notice, Joe was an obvious choice.

"He has vast experience with over 500 senior appearances under his belt."

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