Former Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Barnsley striker Chris O’Grady has left Vanarama National League side Chesterfield by mutual consent, confirmed by the club website.
Chesterfield manager Martin Allen has released this on the club website: “This afternoon, we agreed by mutual consent to terminate Chris O’Grady’s contract. We all wish him the very best of luck in the future.”
Last season, O’Grady was seen as a coup for Chesterfield, but he hasn’t lived up to his expectation. He managed to make 41 appearances in all competitions for Chesterfield but only scored three goals and only made to get three assists.
About Chris O’Grady –
O’Grady started his professional career at Leicester City in 2003, he would go on to make 24 appearances in two years at the club.
While at Leicester, O’Grady enjoyed season-long loan moves at both Notts County and Rushden and Diamonds.
He signed a one-year contract at Rotherham united where he played 51 times scoring 13 goals, earning the team a 10th place finish in League One.
In 2008 he joined Oldham Athletic, for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-year contract. Within that two-year period, O’Grady would be sent out on several loan projects including the likes of Bury, Bradford City, Stockport County and Rochdale.
After a rather successful season playing for Rochdale, O’Grady moved to Sheffield Wednesday, scoring a further 13 goals in 60 matches.
On January transfer deadline day in 2013, O’Grady joined Sheffield Wednesday’s rivals Barnsley on loan for the remainder of the season.
After a successful loan spell at Barnsley, he joined them on a permanent basis from Sheffield Wednesday on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be around £300,000.
Spells at Brighton and Hove Albion, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest followed, before the striker took the decision to sign for Chesterfield last summer but now is a free agent.