Chey Dunkley joins Chesterfield on a three-year deal

Paul Cook makes his 5th signing of the close season Credit: Eddie Lennon (ETPhotos)

Chesterfield have confirmed the signing of central defender Chey Dunkley on a three-year contract following the expiry of his deal with Shrewsbury Town. 

Dunkley began his career with Crewe Alexandra and has played for clubs including Hednesford Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Oxford United, Wigan Athletic, and Sheffield Wednesday before joining Shrewsbury in 2022.

Last August, he was named Shrewsbury’s captain, playing nearly 50 games throughout the season and scoring four goals.

Dunkley has also represented the England C side twice and was part of the Jamaica squad for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Familiar with manager Paul Cook from their time at Wigan (2017-2020), Dunkley expressed his excitement about the move.

“I’m buzzing to be here, it’s such a great club to sign for. Working with the gaffer before, I know that I’m going to be looked after. The season will come round quickly, I’m ready to go. I can’t wait, it’s going to be a good season and I’m excited to get going. I look forward to meeting all the supporters and people at the club.”

Dunkley is Chesterfield’s fifth signing since the end of last season, joining Tim Akinola, Kane Drummond, Lewis Gordon, and Paddy Madden.