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Spireites sign Sunderland stopper

12 September 2012

Chesterfield have signed young Sunderland goalkeeper Ben Wilson on loan.

Wilson has been drafted in following the recent injury to Tommy Lee. He will provide competition for summer signing Richard O'Donnell, who made his full debut as the Spireites drew 2-2 draw at York last weekend.

A product of Sunderland's youth academy, Wilson has featured regularly in the reserve-team.

Black Cats boss Martin O'Neill included him in his squad for the 2012 Peace Cup in South Korea and Wilson was handed his debut in the 3-2 win over FC Groningen in Suwon.

The Spireites have also signed Chris Atkinson from Huddersfield on a youth loan.

Central midfielder Atkinson moves to the Proact Stadium on an initial one-month deal until October 21.

It is the 20-year-old's second loan move after he made 15 appearances for Darlington last season.

Atkinson has made two starts and two substitute appearances for Huddersfield. He joins Terriers team-mate Liam Ridehalgh on loan at the npower League Two club.

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