It has been confirmed that defender, Chris Herd will be leaving Chesterfield at the end of the season to return to his native country Australia.
Having begun his career at Aston Villa, he featured 36 times over a five-year career that also included a number of loan spells in the lower leagues which culminated in the Australian joining Chesterfield.
The versatile defender can play as either full back as well as centre-half. He can also play in the centre of midfield, which Danny Wilson will have been hoping to utilise. However despite making 23 appearances, Chesterfield are comfortable letting him leave.
Chris Herd’s next destination has already been decided with Perth Glory announcing that he will join the Hyundai A-League as the Western Australian born and raised Herd will make an emotionally home-coming.
Perth Glory’s coach, Kenny Lowe, commended his skill, versatility and strong work ethic which he feels will take Perth Glory to another level with Herd’s involvement.
The Australian defender will be hoping the move can help bolster his chances of returning to the Australian national set up, having last featured in 2014, he has fallen off the radar of Australia’s head coach Ange Postecoglou.
It’s yet to be seen how the defender fits into the Perth Glory set up when he leaves Chesterfield at the end of the season.
Chesterfield fans…How do you feel about the news? Disappointed that Herd is leaving the club? Has the lived up to the expectation when he joined from Aston Villa? Can you think of any potential replacements? Let us hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.