Harry Tyrer set for season-long loan at Chesterfield

27/06/2023 17comments  |  Jump to last

Young Everton keeper Harry Tyrer has secured a season-long loan at Chesterfield from 1 July.

The 21-year-old boyhood Evertonian, who joined the Blues’ Academy aged 7, will continue his development with Paul Cook’s Spireites, who narrowly missed out on promotion from the National League last season after losing to Notts County on penalties in the playoff final.

Crosby-born Tyrer enjoyed an impressive 2022-23 campaign on loan at Chester, making 55 appearances for the National League North side, keeping 21 clean sheets and being named the club’s young player of the season.

Before that, he had become a mainstay of the U23s after they had made a dreadful start to the previous season without him.

He signed a new contract in January 2022 that runs through June 2025 and even got a seat on the bench for a Premier League game against Newcastle Utd and an FA Cup tie at Crystal Palace when Pickford and then Begovic were ill.

Everton Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell, said: “This loan move is another important step in Harry’s development, playing in a competitive league under a well-respected manager in Paul Cook.

“Giving our young talented players vital experience, overseen by our Loan Pathways Manager, James Vaughan, is an important part of our player development strategy and we have no doubt Harry will continue his progress at Chesterfield.”



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Tony Everan
1 Posted 27/06/2023 at 14:22:26
Good loan move for Harry Tyrer to Chesterfield. Trying to get promoted from the National League, it will be a long and tough season, but an excellent opportunity to bag more competitive experience.

A lot of us here will be following his progress, good luck to him.

James Fletcher
2 Posted 27/06/2023 at 14:34:52
Chesterfield are my home town club so pleased to be able to watch this guy next season (Sadly mostly on streams but still). Hoping for great things.
Kevin Prytherch
3 Posted 27/06/2023 at 15:18:58
21 years old. If he's not made it by now then he never will.

File under “Championship at best” with the rest of the dross we seem to produce…

Michael Kenrick
4 Posted 27/06/2023 at 15:22:34
It does seem odd that he's doing a second loan at the National League level – that's the 5th tier, isn't it?

And successive loans suggest he's not really progressing.

Mike Gaynes
5 Posted 27/06/2023 at 16:10:31
Michael #5, he's moving up one level, from 6th to 5th.

Kev #4, true with field players but not necessarily goalkeepers. They tend to develop slower and later, although there are always phenoms like Meslier.

Quote from his manager at Chester:

“Harry Tyrer is going to have an unbelievable future and an unbelievable career. He is a talented goalkeeper, not in the context of the conference north but full stop.

“For us to have got him was huge, and I said that at the time. His contribution has been enormous this season, you can see his talent in every single aspect of his goalkeeping. The lad is going to play at a real level.

“He is a really good physical frame, he can take the pressure off us when, at this level of football, there are a lot of diagonal balls, long throws and set pieces.

“He is really good with his feet, makes good decisions and he also has a match-winning save in him. He has the ability to produce one where you say, ‘how have you saved that?’

“I look at the journey Harry has been on since he signed for us. I know he wants to mark that with a promotion but he will play at whatever level he wants to. That’s partly because of his obvious ability but also his commitment and personality.”

Just one man's opinion, but that's quite a review.

David Bromwell
6 Posted 27/06/2023 at 16:15:35
As I understand it Harry had a great season at Chester last year and played a lot of games. I am not sure how he has developed physically, but I think we should be wishing him well and hoping that he will eventually turn into a premiership goal keeper.
Tony Everan
7 Posted 27/06/2023 at 20:53:38
Michael, I'm sure they would have wanted a club further up the pyramid, but I think the emphasis is focused on getting him continuous game time. Another full season impressing and improving, then he could make a big leap forward.

Big Nev was getting experience at Winsford and Bury at 21 or 22 before signing for Everton, so these two loans with game time will be good for the lad's development. People will take notice if he has a great season and he helps Chesterfield get promoted to the Football League.

Michael Kenrick
8 Posted 27/06/2023 at 21:53:57
Some good points there, Tony.

Let's hope you're right!

Adam McCulloch
9 Posted 27/06/2023 at 22:54:22
James (2) Nice to see a fellow Blue from Chesterfield!

I think this is a great move that suits all parties. Chesterfield have an experienced coach in Paul Cook, regularly play in front of 7000+ fans and have a really strong squad. Aaron Ramsdale had a spell on loan there earlier in his career, so I think it’s a positive step up for Harry.

You’d imagine that means we’ve got some kind of senior deputy lined up for Pickford, unless Virginia has got the gig.

Dave Abrahams
10 Posted 27/06/2023 at 23:11:07
I think as long as he gets regular games for Chesterfield he will continue to improve and it looks like Everton are looking after his prospects for the future, hopefully it is with Everton.
Dupont Koo
11 Posted 28/06/2023 at 00:35:38
IMHO, it is a good move for all involved:

1) Harry should be on low enough a salary that Chesterfield can pay in full during the loan, any penny saved is a good penny nowadays

2) Goalkeepers have a different trajectory compared to outfielders. A 21 year old Goalie, IMHO, is more like a 18 year old outfielder. So, Harry is still in an infancy stage of his career. Is it too slow a development path to have him playing Non-League Football 2 seasons in a row? NO! Football League Teams mostly prefer veterans in goal and would not committ starting a youngster like Harry for 20+ games, let alone doubling that number (see Joao Viriginia's miserable time at Reading). Playing Non-League Football is also a good developmental challenge for him to develop into someone who can command a defence who are all older than him, we can all see how a young Pickford benefited by that.

3) For a professional in infancy stage, more serious game time against real Pros, the better. Assuming Thelwell and Vaughan have done their due diligence that Chesterfield is willing to start Harry week in and week out, this is a much better environment for Harry to grow and evolve than in the U21. A long travel to the Northeast and then playing in front of a hostile crowd against Gateshead is much, much beneficial than playing in the safely confine that is an empty stadium at Southport against other U21s.

Not to mention training with and playing against real-life Pros who fight for their next contracts every game. That would help getting Harry mature as a person too because that is as close to the real world as it is!

James Fletcher
12 Posted 28/06/2023 at 00:40:42
Chesterfield will almost certainly be starting him for most games
James Flynn
13 Posted 28/06/2023 at 02:45:46
At season's end, Chesterfield's keeper Ross Fitzsimons left the club to sign with Scunthorpe.

This means the #1 position is Tyrer's to lose. First friendly is next Tuesday.

Wishing Harry the same luck he had last season and he piles up huge minutes and the experience that goes with it.

Looks like a nice stadium he'll be playing in, too.

James Flynn
14 Posted 28/06/2023 at 02:51:03
Dupont, good stuff. Agree.

Their #1 left as soon as the season ended. So, the position was open.

Anticipate Harry getting the playing time. Can't see any other reason the Club loaned him there.

Gary Brown
15 Posted 28/06/2023 at 07:11:39
Pickford spent the ages of 18-21 on loan in the lower leagues, then a year in the Championship before stepping into top levels.

For once, I think we may have a plan for this player. If all goes well, he could be ready to challenge or replace Jordan in 2025-26. Assuming we can avoid the fire sale or replace with mediocre in the interim of course.

Good luck kid.

James Fletcher
16 Posted 28/06/2023 at 08:17:52
Chesterfield fans have been crying out for a keeper to be signed since the end of the season.

He'll get all the minutes he wants and has an excellent chance of lifting a trophy at the end of the season, something that our players could definitely use some experience of.

Alan J Thompson
17 Posted 03/07/2023 at 06:03:21
Loan Pathways Manager - sounds more like a (former?) member of the Board.

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