Town snap up former Chesterfield midfielder Kerry

Lloyd Kerry in action for Chesterfield
Lloyd Kerry in action for Chesterfield

Harrogate Town have signed former Chesterfield and Sheffield United midfielder Lloyd Kerry.

Kerry played for Conference Premier side Tamworth last year, and after their relegation began a search for a new club, prompting Town boss Simon Weaver to snap him up.

“I’ve followed Lloyd’s progress for some time and we targeted him very early as we knew his abilities and character in the heart of our team would suit what John McDermott and I want for next season,” said Weaver.

“He is a very hungry player and we are looking forward to him pulling on a Town shirt.”

Kerry added: “I’m looking forward to be joining an ambitious, well run club. Can’t wait to get started and will be aiming for a successful season. The gaffer has put together a strong squad and we have to be aiming for promotion.”

The 25-year-old started his career at Sheffield United but after being unable to break into the first team of his parent club found himself loan to Torquay United and then Chesterfield.

Whilst at the Spireites, Kerry impressed the management enough to be offered a full-time deal when he was released from Sheffield United.

In all, he spent two seasons at Chesterfield, however he found himself on loan at both Alfreton Town and Kidderminster Harriers during his stay at Saltergate.

At the end of the 2009-2010 season, Kerry was released along with 11 other players and dropped down into the non-league circuit with Hinckley United.

He played 94 times for Hinckley during his two year stay and his performances saw him snapped up by Conference Premier side Tamworth in time for the start of the 2012-2013 season.

His dynamic performances made him popular with the Tamworth fans and 64 appearances with the Lambs helped them survive in the Conference Premier until they were finally relegated last season.