Allen takes action and shows seven players the door at struggling Chesterfield

Chesterfield's  Martin Allen
Chesterfield's Martin Allen

Struggling Chesterfield today made seven players available ahead of the January window as boss Martin Allen plans his survival formula.

Robbie Weir, Michael Nelson, Joe Anyon, Kyel Reid, Marc-Antoine Fortune, Zavon Hines, and Shwan Jalal are all being shown the door with the Spireites in trouble in the National League.

Without a win in 20 games, Allen has taken action and said today: “This morning I spoke to a number of players regarding their future at our club.

“Clearly, changes need to be made as we have not won enough points and to be honest, I’m fed up of hearing we played well and that it was a good performance, only to draw.

“Kyel Reid, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Zavon Hines all live down in London and it’s best for them and for us to find clubs in the London area. I am not going into further details as to why I’ve had to make this decision.”

He added: “Shwan Jalal has been made available for loan. Now he’s fit and well, he needs to be out playing first-team football.

“Joe Anyon is already available on a free transfer or loan.

“Michael Nelson has also been made available on a free transfer or loan.

“Now Robbie Weir is fit following his injury, he’s also available on a free transfer or loan.

“We need to strengthen this team and we will.”