Michael Roxburgh Signs For Spennymoor

Jamie Chandler has strengthened his squad further ahead of the new campaign with the news that young goalkeeper Michael Roxburgh has put pen to paper on a contract.

The talented 20-year-old has been on trial at The Brewery Field during pre-season and saved a penalty during the friendly contest against Hebburn Town on Saturday.

Now he’s done enough to impress Chandler and the rest of the Moors hierarchy in earning a contract with the Club for the 2023/24 campaign.

Roxburgh was on the books at Sunderland and Hartlepool United in his younger days before joining Huddersfield Town as a 16-year-old and going on to spend four years with The Terriers.

During his time with Huddersfield, Roxburgh also gained senior experience during loan spells at Stocksbridge Park Steels and Marske United, while he finished last term on loan at AFC Fylde.

“He’s been absolutely superb,” explained Chandler.

“We were made aware of Michael a couple of weeks ago. We’re brought James Montgomery in and were looking at a Number 2 and how that would work in terms of a potential loan or a permanent deal.

“To be fair to Michael, he’s come in and his work in training has been absolutely exceptional, which has drawn some high praise from Monty too in terms of his potential.

“He saved a penalty and put in a really good performance on Saturday and his decision-making and overall play on Tuesday was great too, so we’re delighted to have added him to the squad.”

Roxburgh has been handed squad number 13 and his move to The Brewery Field is subject to the usual National League and Football Association clearance.

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