By Scott Taylor
Ryan Fulton has completed a season-long loan move to League One side Chesterfield from Premier League side Liverpool. Fulton, 20, spent the final few months of the 2015/16 season on loan at Sky Bet League Two side Portsmouth, where he made 13 appearances. After returning to pre-season training last week, Fulton out pen to paper on a loan move to Chesterfield where he links up with his new team-mates in Hungary.
Fulton joined the Liverpool Academy in 2007 after moving from Burnley and has progressed all the way to the U21s.
His performances for Michael Beale’s side has led to many Football League clubs scouting the youngsters, who has represented Scotland at youth level.
Fulton will be first choice with the Spireites after regular goalkeeper Tommy Lee will miss the start of the new season after having surgery on a shoulder injury last season.
The Scotland U21 goalkeeper told Chesterfield’s Official YouTube channel: “It’s a great move for me, I’m looking forward to what Chesterfield’s got to offer.”
Spireites manager Danny Wilson was thankful to Liverpool for allowing Fulton to play regular first-team football and at a good standard.
He told www.chesterfield-fc.co.uk: “Getting a ‘keeper of Ryan’s ability was our number one priority.”
“We were very fortunate that Liverpool gave us their blessing, and they seem very impressed by what they’re hearing from us with his chances of playing on a regular basis.”
He may make his full debut for Chesterfield when they travel to newly-promoted Oxford United on the opening day of the 2016/17 season.