Alfreton Town have signed midfielder Callum Chettle from Peterborough United.
Chettle signs a one-year deal at the Impact Arena. Chettle came through the youth ranks at Nottingham Forest before joining Ilkeston FC in 2012, when he was just 15.
He became Ilkeston’s youngest ever player at just 16. A move to Nuneaton Town followed in July 2015, making 25 appearances, scoring two goals. A string of standout performances followed during his time with Nuneaton and he soon made his step up into the Football League, joining League One Peterborough United in January 2016 on a two year deal.
First team opportunities were limited for Chettle during his time with Posh, making just 22 appearances across 2016-2018. However in January 2018, Chettle was loaned to National League side AFC Fylde where he completed the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign.
Callum is the son of former Nottingham Forest player Steve Chettle.
Manager Billy Heath:
“We’ve known about Callum for a while and knew about him during his time at Nuneaton. He is a really top talent, he got his move to the football league with Peterborough but it hasn’t worked out the way he wanted during his time there.”
“He is a creative midfielder, can play in numerous positions across the midfield. Can play centre, wide; can go into a more attacking role and also a sitting role. We’ve brought him to the club for his quality, he is still a young lad and we want to rejuvenate him.”
“It is another outstanding signing for us, another part of the jigsaw we were looking for. He is a technically fantastic player and we are pleased to get him. The main thing also for us was that Cal wanted to come to Alfreton, he had other options but he chose the Reds and we are delighted to have him on board.”