Alfreton Town sign Craig Westcarr

chesterfield v swindon .....GOAL...second goalscorer Craig Westcarr celebrates
chesterfield v swindon .....GOAL...second goalscorer Craig Westcarr celebrates

Alfreton Town have signed former Mansfield Town and Chesterfield forward Craig Westcarr.

The 31-year-old began his career on the books of Nottingham Forest, where he featured on 26 occasions in all competitions for them.

Westcarr left the City Ground over a decade ago and spent a season on the books of Cambridge United.

He also enjoyed spells at Kettering Townn and Notts County.

A title winner during a Meadow Lane career which saw him rack up over 100 appearances, his next stop was Chesterfield – and he enjoyed yet more success at the Proact Stadium by scoring in stoppage time in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final win over Swindon Town at Wembley.

Following a year-and-a-half with the Spireites, he moved to Walsall in January 2013, before arriving at Portsmouth in the summer of 2014 after bagging 22 goals in seventy-two appearances for Dean Smith’s men.

Westcarr, who represented England from under-15 up to under-21 level, moved to Mansfield Town in the summer of 2015 and added 24 games and 3 goals to his tally and also spent a couple of months on loan to National League side Southport.