Former Leeds 'keeper Alex Cairns agrees Chesterfield move

Elland Road

HITC Sport understands former Leeds United goalkeeper Alex Cairns is poised to join Chesterfield.

HITC Sport understands former Leeds United goalkeeper Alex Cairns has agreed a deal to join League One Chesterfield.

Cairns is a free agent after being released by Leeds last month when his contract at Elland Road expired.

The 22-year-old had been on the fringes of the Leeds first-team for several years, but was unable to establish himself as the No.1 'keeper during his time at the club.

Cairns made just one first-team appearance for Leeds as a substitute in a 5-0 defeat to Blackpool in 2011.

Cairns, who joined Leeds' academy in 2006, was a regular in the club's Under-21s and enjoyed loan spells at Barrow and Stalybridge during his time at Elland Road.

A number of clubs have expressed an interest in Cairns, but Chesterfield boss Dean Saunders has moved quickly to line up a deal to bring the shot-stopper to the Proact Stadium.

Cairns will provide cover and competition for No.1 keeper Tommy Lee who signed a new deal at Chesterfield last week.

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