Crewe Alex: Robertson signs up to Crewe's League One adventure
LEFT-BACK Gregor Robertson has become Crewe's second signing of the summer.
The 28-year-old arrives on a two-year deal after his contract expired at Chesterfield, joining former Torquay centre-half Mark Ellis in a new-look Alex defence.
The 6ft defender was a loan target for Crewe last winter when he had just recovered from an Achilles injury, but manager Steve Davis was rebuffed by John Sheridan.
Robertson has now made the switch following advice from his ex-Chesterfield team-mate Jamie Lowry, whose own move to Crewe is on hold while a consultant reviews an old knee injury.
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"I'm delighted to be here. As soon as I came to have a look around I was desperate to get the deal done," said Robertson.
"Jamie said it's a great club with great players where you can enjoy coming in every day to play football. Hopefully he will join us here soon.
"It's a young squad and although I don't feel like an elder statesmen, it creeps up on you. I've played a few games and that experience can help the team."
The former Hearts trainee got his break in senior football with Nottingham Forest nine years ago, playing at the back alongside a youthful Michael Dawson.
He made 44 appearances for Forest before heading to Rotherham on a free in 2005, then Chesterfield in 2007.
The former Scotland under-21 international clocked up 134 outings for the Chesterfield, scoring three goals.
Davis said: "Gregor is a player we looked at last year, but Chesterfield wanted to keep him and he got back in their team when they started to win games.
"He's had experience playing in the Championship for Nottingham Forest earlier in his career and he has played a few games for Rotherham and Chesterfield at this level. That will be invaluable.
"He's a left-footed defender which will give us that balance.
"Mark Ellis, who we signed last week from Torquay, plays on the left-hand side of central defence so there will be a bit of work to do with that partnership in the pre-season matches."