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Monday, 30 December, 2002, 13:35 GMT
Spireites land Williams
Ben Williams between the sticks for United against Boca Juniors
Williams has played for Man Utd in friendlies
Chesterfield have signed Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Williams on a month's loan.

The highly-rated 20-year-old is expected to go straight into the side to face Luton at Saltergate on New Year's Day.

Chesterfield are down to just one goalkeeper following the injury to Carl Muggleton, who is out for around six weeks with a double stress fracture of the fibula.

Youngster Andy Richmond has been deputising but will return to the bench to make way for Williams.

Chesterfield manager Dave Rushbury said: "We must be doing something right because Manchester United don't let players out on loan unless they are confident they will be properly looked after.

"We have had the situation in hand following Carl Muggleton's injury and are delighted to welcome Ben Williams now that he is available to come on loan to us."

Williams was signed as a trainee by United in 1999 and played for the reserves last season.

He has also been on the bench for the first team this season when Fabien Barthez was injured and has just completed another loan spell at Coventry.

"This is a good experience for me," said Williams.

"The object is to get games and get more experience so it's good to come to a club like Chesterfield because it's a nice friendly club, which is going places.

"I know they are good defensively so I hope we win all the games whilst I'm here."

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