Chesterfield boss Martin Allen praises 'outstanding' loan keeper Callum Burton

Loan keeper Callum Burton was outstanding on his Chesterfield debut, according to manager Martin Allen.

Sunday, 26th August 2018, 9:55 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th August 2018, 11:01 pm

Burton, drafted into the Spireites’ squad late on Friday, replaced Shwan Jalal, who was stopped to the substitutes; bench after starting all five National League matches before Saturday.

But Burton, despite a terrific performance, was unable to prevent Chesterfield from falling to a third successive defeat as Barnet snatched a last-minute winner.

However, Allen heaped praise on the 22-year-old Hull City shot-stopper, who has signed until January.

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“He was outstanding. Some of the saves he made were quite brilliant,” said Allen.

“A 30-yarder in the first half everyone thought was going into the top corner and he tipped that one over. It was a brilliant save.

“In the second half he again made a couple of very good saves.

“He is very highly rated. I have known about him for a long time - his progress and how he has been coming through. He is a very good player.”

Allen also confirmed that the player Burton replaced, Jalal, was fit and on the bench on Saturday.

Chesterfield play Hartlepool on Monday.