Released Chesterfield defender on Buxton manager’s radar

Martin McIntosh
Martin McIntosh

Martin McIntosh has not ruled out a Silverlands return for defender Jack Broadhead.

The centre-half won plenty of admirers during two separate loan spells at Buxton over the past two campaigns.

Jack Broadhead.

Jack Broadhead.

Broadhead, 20, was released by parent club Chesterfield at the end of last season after being deemed surplus to requirements by Paul Cook, who has since moved on to manage Portsmouth.

The young defender, who featured twice for the Spireites last season, is thought to currently be mulling over his options.

One possible move could be to rejoin the Bucks and McIntosh says he would welcome a return for the youngster.

The Bucks’ boss has seen Ash Palmer depart for North Ferriby since the end of last season and admits he is need of a replacement at centre-half.

McIntosh told the Advertiser: “Jack was a really good addition for us when he was here.

“He’s certainly someone who would interest me.

“With Ash Palmer going I need to fill that gap.

“I’d have no hesitation in bringing him here, but obviously he may have other options.

“When he came here the first time he was really good.

“In his second spell he struggled to dislodge Ash and Greg Young and he needed to play football on a regular basis.”

Meanwhile, McIntosh is happy that he has already sewn up a number of players for next term.

The Bucks’ chief has tied down Liam Hardy, Jamie Green and Ash Worsfold and says he is happy to have got his business done early.

He added: “Me and the chairman Dave Hopkins were anxious to get players tied up early on.

“Liam was happy with the deal he was offered and Jamie was the same.

“We worked hard on these deals and they’ve come on really well.

“Others have agreed and we’re just waiting for the first of July to confirm those.”