Chesterfield has reportedly received late competition from Oldham Athletic for Solihull Moors striker Andrew Dallas, according to Liam Norcliffe from the Derbyshire Times.
The 23-year-old will become a free agent this week if he opts against signing a new deal with Solihull Moors and the race for his signature is certainly heating up.
Who is Andrew Dallas?
The forward was a product of the Rangers academy enjoying two loan spells in Scotland before making a switch to Cambridge United in 2019. However, the forward had difficulty adapting and joined Solihull Moors upon his release two years later.
With Solihull, Dallas has turned into a reliable goal scorer who almost helped his side to promotion in his debut season, before finishing last season with Chesterfield. In total, Dallas made 50 appearances last season, scoring 21 goals.
The battle for promotion
Both Chesterfield and Oldham Athletic will be likely to compete for the National League title this season, with both sides making strong signing’s. Chesterfield has secured the likes of Tom Naylor and Will Grigg, whilst Oldham has Josh Lundstram and Kurt Willoughby.
Dallas did reveal that he had his heart set on an EFL move this summer, but if reports are to be believed, he could be remaining in the National League for another season in the hope of adding to his trophy cabinet.
What’s been said?
Speaking in the Derbyshire Times, they revealed the interest from Oldham Athletic stating…
‘It’s no secret that Town want to sign the Scot on a permanent basis, but they face strong competition from Oldham Athletic, who we understand are pushing hard to get him and are willing to push the boat out to secure his services.’
Personally, I think Andrew Dallas would be a strong signing for either side, although I still expect him to sign for the Spireites. Dallas is a proven goal scorer over the last two seasons and enjoyed a successful loan spell with Chesterfield last season.
Whichever side lands him would have to pay a compensation fee because Dallas was 22 when offered a new deal by Solihull Moors. However, it would only be a fraction of the cost and would present a steal for either side.