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Alex Whitmore

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

07/09/1995

Height

185 cm

Signed

30/05/2018

Country

England

Alex became Michael Jolley's first summer signing after the former Chesterield defender penned an initial one-year-deal.

The 22-year-old began his career at Burnley, joining the club at 16 as a scholar. In the 2013/14 season, Whitmore signed his first professional contract with the club making the transition into the first team squad in the pre-season of 2015.

Alex enjoyed a number of loan spells during his spell at Burnley, making his professional debut in November 2015 whilst on loan at Chester FC in the National League during a 1-1 draw vs. Dover Athletic. The following January, Whitmore made the move to Gateshead on loan where he secured a regular spot in the starting line-up, making 23 appearances for The Heed scoring twice.

After signing a contract extension with Burnley in the summer of 2016, he made the move to fellow Sky Bet League Two side, Morecambe on loan. Alex made his debut for The Shrimps at Blundell Park vs. The Mariners in our opening day 2-0 victory. Despite still being under-21, Whitmore went on to make 43 appearances across two loan spells with Morecambe, proving to be a pivotal player in their 16/17 campaign.

In January 2018, Whitmore departed Burnley signing a two-and-a-half year deal with Chesterfield, going on to make 15 appearances and scoring one goal, as The Spireites failed to maintain their Football League status.

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