DANNY Rowe has left Bradford – just three months after joining the Bantams from Latics.

The striker has joined National League promotion-chasers Chesterfield for an undisclosed fee having scored five goals in 18 appearances at Valley Parade.

Rowe appeared against Latics for Bradford last month but only started one of the last eight games – and did not come off the bench in the last two matches, defeats against Harrogate and Tranmere.

He told the Spireites’ website: “Obviously the aim is to get back into the Football League and the set-up here is brilliant.

“I spoke to the manager and he really wanted me to come. I have come here to play games and enjoy my football. I can’t wait to get going.”

Bantams boss Mark Trueman said: “I spoke with Danny and assured him he was still very much part of our plans, but Chesterfield approached us and he expressed a desire to leave the club. 

“We felt, at this point, it would be wrong to stand in Danny’s way - should he not want to be here - and have already identified a number of exciting attacking players we would like to bring in over the summer. 

“We thank him for his contribution as a Bradford City player, and he leaves with our best wishes for the future.”

Chesterfield are pushing for the play-offs in the top tier of non-league, where Rowe enjoyed success with AFC Fylde, sitting seventh in the table with nine games remaining.