Chelmsford City have confirmed the signing of Michael Spillane following his release from Lowestoft Town, subject to National League clearance.

27-year-old Spillane has linked up with Rod Stringer to provide more depth to a back line that has suffered in recent weeks with suspensions and injuries to key players.
The 6ft-3in centre-half can also play in midfield and began his playing career at Norwich City where he made 26 appearances for the Canaries.

During his time at Carrow Road he also became the Championship side’s youngest ever player when he made his debut in the FA Cup against West Ham United in 2006.

Spillane has a wealth of experience in the Football League having had spells at Luton Town, Brentford, Dagenham & Redbridge and Southend United.

He also has plenty of experience of Non-League football having played for both Cambridge United and Sutton United in the National League before he made the move to Lowestoft Town in 2015.
Following his release from the Trawler Boys, Stringer acted swiftly to snap up the versatile and experienced defender as the Clarets look to sure up their back line following five league games without a win.

Speaking to Stringer on Tuesday evening he also confirmed that striker Jake Reid has been recalled to the Club following his loan spell at Ryman Premier side Met Police.

The striker concluded his time at Ember Lane in impressive fashion, scoring twice against Dulwich Hamlet in a 3-3 draw last Saturday.


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