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Teenage striker leaves Proact

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Teenage Ricky German has left Chesterfield by mutual consent.

The striker, who signed a two-and-a-half-year deal in October 2016 under then-Town boss Danny Wilson, made nine first team appearances in the Football League, albeit only one of those was a start.

German came through the Spireites’ academy and made his senior debut on 17th September 2016 in a League One clash with Northampton.

He spent time on loan with Alfreton Town, Matlock Town and Sheffield FC but struggled to break into the first team during Gary Caldwell and Jack Lester’s tenures.

The 19-year-old’s exit means the Spireites have now agreed deals with two of the 11 contracted players told they could leave shortly after the arrival of new manager Martin Allen.

A club statement said: “A mutual agreement has been reached with young striker Ricky German, resulting in the young striker leaving the Proact.

“The club would like to thank Ricky for his contribution and wish him the very best of luck for the future.”

Allen told the Derbyshire Times earlier today that a couple of others are close to agreeing deals to leave.