Chesterfield have taken former Solihull Moors goalkeeper Ryan Boot on trial, following his exit from Andy Whing’s side, as confirmed by journalist Liam Norcliffe from the Derbyshire Times.
The 28-year-old had been with Solihull Moors since 2018 and has played a crucial role in taking the club to within touching distance of the EFL for the first time in the club’s history.
A fresh start
Ryan Boot confirmed his exit from Solihull Moors on Thursday morning via a post on his Twitter profile. He signed for the club on a free transfer five years ago, following his exit from Port Vale.
In that time, Boot has made over 200 senior appearances for the National League side, keeping over 70 clean sheets in the process. He played a crucial role in taking the side into the play-offs during the 2021/22 season before an injury saw him miss the entire play-off campaign.
However, upon the expiry of his contract with the club, Boot opted to turn down the club’s offer of a new contract in order to explore a new challenge away from the football club.
What’s been said?
As confirmed by the Derbyshire Times, Ryan Boot is on trial with Chesterfield and featured for the club during their pre-season friendly against League One side Derby County.
The shot-stopper has announced his departure from Solihull Moors and could he consider a possible replacement for Ross Fitzsimons who left to join Scunthorpe United.
Ryan Boot has been a very loyal servant to Solihull Moors across his five years with the National League side and his departure leaves a significant gap between the sticks for Andy Whing’s side.
However, his arrival would be a boost for Chesterfield due to the competition he would bring and the experience that he already has in his locker.