Chesterfield skipper Sam Morsy has not been prised away from the Proact Stadium during the transfer window - but the player is also unlikely to sign a new contract at the club.
The midfielder, who will be 24 next week, has been outstanding in his two complete seasons with the club having been brought from Port Vale by Paul Cook.
A number of clubs have enquired about his availability but none of them made a bid to match Chesterfield’s valuation. Morsy is out of contract in the summer but, at this stage, it’s believed contract negotiations are not ongoing as there’s thought to be a significant - and almost certainly unbridgeable - gap between club and player.
With the permanent transfer window now closed, Dean Saunders has indicated he’ll be looking at sending some of his younger players out on loan.
Even with Drew Talbot and Lee Novak missing out through injury last Saturday, Spireites team coach ferried midfielders Michael Onovwigun and Dion Donohue and strikers Jake Orrell and Rai Simons to Millwall but none of them were involved in the matchday squad.
First year professionals Jake Beesley and Laurence Maguire didn’t make the trip at all.
Spireites currently have two keepers out on loan, Aaron Chapman is at Bristol Rovers whilst Myles Wright has joined Bradford Park Avenue, with a number of outfield players set to follow them out to build up experience.
The reserves start their league programme next week with a Tuesday home game with Doncaster Rovers but there are only two scheduled fixtures a month at that level and Saunders wants some players to have more minutes than can be offered in such an arena.